Spectrotrota fimbrialis Warren, 1891
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Spectrotrota fimbrialis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are speckled dark brown, with broad dark patterned margins. The hindwings are each grey brown with a few vague dark stripes, and with an orange area near the base. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in most of Australia including :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, andd
  • Western Australia.

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


    Further Reading:

    William Warren,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum Collection,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Volume 7 (1891), p. 427.


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    (updated 16 August 2013)