Endotricha melanchroa Turner, 1911
(one synonym: Endotricha sareochroa Hampson, 1916)
ENDOTRICHINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

Each forewings of the adult of this species is brown, with a dark-edged pale band across the middle, and suffusing to reddish with white ticks along the costa. The hindwings are pale brown with broad dark brown margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Endotricha melanchroa
(Photo: courtesy of Stephen Solomons, Bateau Bay, New South Wales)

The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Syntomidae and Arctiadae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 18 (1916), pp. 362-363, No. 9k.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 186.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 121.


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    (updated 29 October 2012, 14 December 2013)