Nyctereutica melanophorella (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Pyralis cervinalis Walker, 1862)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nyctereutica melanophorella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown with various blackish markings.

The species has been found across most of Australia, including :

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1831.


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    (written 24 October 2014)