Etiella chrysoporella Meyrick, 1879
PHYCITINI ,   PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

This adult moth has forewings that each have brown, grey, and white stripes along the wing, all interrupted near the base by an arc of dark spots. The hindwings are white darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as over most of Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: I: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 206-207.


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    (written 9 January 2014)