Etiella grisea Hampson, 1903
(one synonym is Etiella drososcia Meyrick, 1929)
PHYCITINI ,   PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


oops, no abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO 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. 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

  • Cook Islands,
  • Sri Lanka,

    and most of Australia, including

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Moths of India,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 15 (1903), p. 33, No. 4434a.


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    (written 24 February 2017)