Arippara disticha (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Bostra disticha)
PYRALINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings that each ahave two faint curvy lines across them, and a variable dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are similar but paler. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae. Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 18 (1904), p. 190, genus 22.


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    (updated 19 August 2012)