Vinicia gypsopa (Meyrick, 1883)
(one synonym is Pempelia digrammella Meyrick, 1879)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Vinicia gypsopa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)

These adult moths have brown forewings each with vague dark markings. The hindwings are uniformly pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Australian Phycidae,
    Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
    Volume 9 (1883) pp. 255-256.


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    (written 3 February 2017)