Acrobasis mniaropis (Turner, 1904)
(previously : Ceroprepes mniaropis)
PYRALINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have forewings that each has a green and brown pattern, and a pair of black zigzag lines across the the middle and a brown patch near the wing-tip bounded by a pink zigzag line. The hindwings are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 18 (1904), p. 151.


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    (updated 13 February 2011, 21 December 2017, 3 July 2020)