Ocrasa acerasta (Turner, 1904)
(previously : Herculia acerasta)
PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ocrasa acerasta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths have forewings that are a uniform pale brown. The costas of the forewings and the legs have a reddish tinge. The hindwings are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 18 (1904), p. 189.


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    (updated 13 February 2011)