Anassodes mesozonalis Hampson, 1917
Lesser Wax Moth
(previously: Murgisca mesozonalis)
CHRYSAUGINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anassodes mesozonalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth has green or brown wings with a transverse row of brown-edged white spots. The hindwings are each pale brown, darkening toward the margin, especially at the wingtip and tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the sub-families Hydrocampinae, Scoparianae etc.,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 19 (1917), p. 362.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 29.


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    (updated 22 September 2011)