Persicoptera aglaopa (Meyrick, 1887)
(previously known as Endotricha aglaopa)
ENDOTRICHINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Jeeralang Junction, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown or dark brown, each divided into three parts by two pale lines, with a dark mark near the middle of the central part. The hindwings are yellow with broad dark brown margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, p. 196.


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    (written 28 January 2017)