Persicoptera compsopa (Meyrick, 1887)
(previously known as Endotricha compsopa)
ENDOTRICHINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have wings that are brown, each crossed by two white bars. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in :

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, p. 195.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 189.


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    (updated 26 June 2010)