Ocrasa decoloralis (Lederer, 1863)
(previously : Asopia decoloralis)
PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Concord, Sydney, New South Wales)

These moths have brown wings with two dark-edged pale submarginal lines, and sometimes a dark spot near the middle, on each forewing. The hindwings are similar but paler.


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

The moths have a pinkish tinge. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    drawing by Julius Lederer, listed as Asopia decoloralis
    ,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), Plate 6, fig. 10,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Julius Lederer,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 458, No. 11, and also Plate 6, fig. 10.


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    (created 15 October 2001, updated 22 January 2013)