Asclerobia flavitinctella (Ragonot, 1893)
(previously known as Laodamia flavitinctella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth has pale brown forewings each crossed by a pale band and a dark band, and with a black mark along the costa. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The head and thorax are pale yellow. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Asclerobia flavitinctella
drawing by E.L. Ragonot, listed as Laodamia flavitinctella
,
Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff: Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères,
Volume 7 (1893), Plate XVII, fig.9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Émile Louis Ragonot,
    Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
    in Nicholas Mikhailovitch Romanoff: Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères,
    Paris & Saint Petersberg : Imprimerie Générale Lahiire,
    Volume 7 (1893), p. 418, No. 451, and also Plate 17, fig.9.


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    (created 31 August 2012, updated 1 September 2012)