(one synonym : Nephopteryx lentalis Swinhoe, 1885)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The moth has pale brown forewings each with various markings including three large pale triangles: two on the costa, and one on the margin. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), pp. 122-123, No. 1.
(written 24 August 2012, updated 11 November 2014)