(previously : Laodamia argentilavella)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This adult moth has forewings each with a pale brown basal half and a dark brown marginal half, with a dark band across the middle. The hindwings are pale brown fading to white at the bases. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
in Émile Louis Raganot:
Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff:
Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères,
Paris & Saint Petersberg : Imprimerie Générale Lahiire,
Volume 8 (1901), p. 552, No. 446, and also Plate 57, fig. 14.
(written 21 August 2012)