Endotricha minialis (Fabricius, 1794)
(one synonym : Endotricha portialis Walker, 1859)
ENDOTRICHINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This moth is reddish-brown with a purplish sheen, with a pale-edged dark line parallel to the margin of each wing dividing it into two shaded sections. The wings are crenulated, and each has a slight recurve in the margin near the tornus.

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including

  • Korea,

    but it's occurrence in

  • Australia is controversial.


    Further reading :

    Johan Christian Fabricius,
    Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
    Tome 3, Part 2 (1793), p. 239, No. 416.

    Bong-Woo Lee, Bong-Kyu Byun)and Yang-Seop Bae,
    Taxonomic study of the genus Endotricha Zeller (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Pyralini) from Korea,
    Transactions of the Lepidoptera Society of Japan,
    Volume 58, Part 1 (January 2007), pp. 7, 11-14.


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    (updated 17 February 2008, 21 July 2016)