Stericta bryomima (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Orthaga bryomima)
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stericta bryomima
(Photo: courtesy of Frank Pierce, Bend Of Islands, Victoria)

This moth has variable patchy brownish-green forewings, each with two thin, partly white-edged black, irregular, zigzag, transverse bands. The head and thorax are brownish-green. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The green tinge fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 141.


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    (written 20 January 2019)