Anassodes mesozonalis Hampson, 1917
(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 and/or brown forewings with a transverse row of three or four brown-edged white spots accross the middle, and a white area at the base. The hindwings are pale brown, each darkening toward the margin, especially at the wingtip and tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Anassodes mesozonalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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, 10 April 2019)