Anemosa isadasalis Walker, 1859
CHRYSAUGINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anemosa isadasalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth has brown forewings each with a vague broad dark transverse band ending in two dark marks on the hind margin, and sometimes with a black-edged white spot near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are yellow, sometimes shading darker at the edges.

Anemosa isadasalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Note that this genus Anemosa is sometimes placed in ODONTIINAE in CRAMBIDAE.


    Further reading:

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 849.


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    (written 11 February 2015, updated 12 April 2019)