Aurana actiosella Walker,1863
(one synonym : Nephopteryx lentalis Swinhoe, 1885)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aurana actiosella
(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.

Aurana actiosella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Sri Lanka,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), pp. 122-123, No. 1.


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    (written 24 August 2012, updated 11 November 2014)