Heosphora erasmia (Turner, 1913)
(previously : Anerastria erasmia)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The caterpillars of this species are thought to bore into the shoots of

  • Grass ( POACEAE )

    The adult moths have pink forewings, head and thorax, as well as white hindwings, and a yellow abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    This species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 117.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 134.


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    (created 26 August 2012)