Vitessa glaucoptera Hampson, 1906
(previously known as Cosmethis glaucoptera)
PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

These moths are black and white, with yellow on the head, thorax, and bases of the wings. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species occurs in the rain forests of northern Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.26, p. 349.

    George F. Hampson,
    On new Thyrididae and Pyralidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 17 (1906), pp. 216-217, No. 2a.


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    (updated 24 August 2004, 10 October 2013)