(one synonym : Endotricha eoidalis Snellen, 1895)
ENDOTRICHINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
The adult moth of this species is brownish-purple, with a pale band across each wing. It has a wing span of about 1 cm.
The moth often adopts a curious posture with the head and thorax lifted, the wings held down, and the tail curved up, so that it looks rather like a tiny Concord aircraft.
It occurs across south east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.2, p. 349.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 186.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), p. 285, No. 1.
(updated 29 October 2012, 20 June 2020)