(one synonym : Nephopteryx stenopterella Meyrick, 1879)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult has pale grey forewings each liberally speckled with dark dots and variable streaky dark markings, and with some orange shading including an orange spot on the hind margin. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins and margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1719.
(updated 11 September 2008, 8 April 2021)