Assara leucarma (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously known as Euzophera leucarma)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth has brown forewings each with various markings including a white diagonal stripe. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: II: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), p. 230.


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    (written 24 August 2012)