Arescoptera idiotypa Turner, 1911
PYRALINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Arescoptera idiotypa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth has three wavy black, green, or brown bands, divided by white lines, on each forewing. In its natural posture, it curls the abdomen up over its thorax. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 189.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 124.


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    (updated 22 September 2011)