Cavipalpia argentilavella (Hampson, 1901)
(previously : Laodamia argentilavella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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.


drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Laodamia argentilavella
,
in Émile Louis Raganot: Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff: Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères,
Volume VIII (1901), Plate LVII, fig. 14,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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.


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    (written 21 August 2012)