Mimaglossa habitalis (Guenée, 1854)
(one synonym : Pyralis cervinalis Walker, 1862)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Mimaglossa habitalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown with various blackish markings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found across most of Australia, including :

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée : Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 125, No. 21.


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    (written 28 September 2014)