Faveria laiasalis Walker, 1859
(formerly known as Trachonitis sublignalis)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These Caterpillars have been reared on:

  • Couch Grass ( Cynodon dactylon, POACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings that are brown, with a dark mark near the base on the inner margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further Reading:

    Marianne Horak,
    The phycitine genera Faveria Walker, Morosaphycita, gen. nov., Epicrocis Zeller, Ptyobathra Turner and Vinicia Ragonot in Australia (Pyralidae: Phycitinae),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 11, Number 3 (1997), pp. 333 - 421.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 889, No. 1.


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    (updated 2 September 2008)