Meyrickiella homosema (Meyrick, 1904)
(previously : Hypophana homosema)
PHYCITINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have grey speckled forewings, each with variable markings, sometimes including a dark spot and two narrow orange lines. The hindwings are off-white, with narrow dark margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, p. 264.


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    (updated 9 December 2009, 8 April 2021)