Anemosa exanthes (Meyrick, 1885)
(formerly known as Drymiarcha exanthes)
CHRYSAUGINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anemosa exanthes
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The moth has forewings which vary in colour from pale to rusty brown, each with a vague complex broad white or dark transverse band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are yellow with dark brown margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Anemosa exanthes
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Note that this genus Anemosa is sometimes placed in ODONTIINAE in CRAMBIDAE.

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


    Further reading:

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1885, Part 4, pp. 441-442.


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    (written 9 January 2017, updated 12 April 2019)