Cryptoblabes euraphella (Meyrick, 1879)
(formerly known as Nephopteryx euraphella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moths are pale grey with various obscure dark markings including an irregular black band. The hindwings are pale grey. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera II: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), pp. 217-218.


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    (written 20 January 2017)