Ptyobathra atrisquamella (Hampson, 1901)
(previously known as Herculia atrisquamella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark brown with faint markings. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Oligochroa atrisquamella
,
in Émile Louis Ragonot: Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff: Mémoires sur les lépidoptères,
Paris : Imprimerie de Générale Lahure, Volume VIII, Plate LVII, fig. 19,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    in Émile Louis Ragonot: Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
    in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff: Mémoires sur les lépidoptères,
    Paris : Imprimerie de Générale Lahure, Volume 8, p. 551-552, No. 406, and also Plate 57, fig. 19.


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    (updated 2 September 2008, 12 September 2015)