Emmalocera latilimbella (Ragonot, 1890)
(previously : Papua latilimbella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are grey or brown, with a broad dark streak from base to apex on each forewing. The hindwings are white with dark edges.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Émile Louis Ragonot,
    Donne les diagnoses de huit espèces inédites de Phycites prises par M. Kowald, à Port-Moresby (Nouvelle-Guinée), et qui lui ont été obligeamment données par Lord Walsingham,
    Annales de la Société Entomologique de France: Bulletin des Séances,
    Series 6, Tome 9 (1889), p. CCXX.

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


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    (written 4 June 2013)