Aphomia baryptera (Lower, 1902)
(previously: Melissoblaptes baryptera)

GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aphomia baryptera
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The moth has forewings with three nearly equal areas at base, midwing, and margin with three different shades of grey-brown. Sometimes the midwing section is darker than the other two, somtimes paler. There is a dark mark at the middle of the midwing section. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 659-660.


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    (updated 6 June 2011)