Curena externalis Walker, [1866]
(one synonym : Oedematophora cacaalis T.P. Lucas, 1891)
PYRALINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Curena externalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth has pale brown forewings with a dark brown margin. The forewings each have a curve in the costa near the apex. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1253-1254.


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    (updated 23 August 2012)