Nephopterix melanostyla (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously : Pempelia melanostyla)
PHYCITINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark grey speckled with white dots into a series of dark waves. The hindwings are white, shading yellowish at the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in :

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. II. Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), p. 220.


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    (updated 21 August 2012)