(one synonym is Etiella drososcia Meyrick, 1929)
PHYCITINI, PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This adult moth has grey or brown forewings with an arc of dark spots edged with orange, near the base, and a white line along the costa. The hindwings are white darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Moths of India,
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 15 (1903), p. 33, No. 4434a.
(written 24 February 2017, updated 9 January 2021)