Catamola funerea (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Acrobasis funerea)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Catamola funerea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The moth has speckled dark grey forewings, and white hindwings which shade to grey-brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 31, No. 20.


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    (written 5 April 2013, updated 3 July 2015)