Stenodacma pyrrhodes (Meyrick, 1889)
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Subhajit Roy, Durgapur, India)

The adult moth of this species is orange-brown, with some black and white markings on the wings. The wings are divided into lobes. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species may have been found in:

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    This species was thought to be a synonym of Crombrugghia wahlbergi by Nielsen et al but is now treated as a separate species in Australian Faunal Directory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Additional Australian Pyralidina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1113.

    H.S. Rose and H.S. Pooni,
    Taxonomic Studies on the superfamily Pterophoroidea (Lepidoptera) for northwestern India,
    Zoos' Print Journal,
    Volume 20, Part 3, p. 1800.


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    (updated 31 January 2009, 8 March 2017)