(previously: Melissoblaptes baryptera)
GALLERIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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
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.
(updated 6 June 2011)