(previously known as Nephopteryx monospila)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are a patchy greyish-brown, each with a white spot in the middle often transected by a dark line. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 662-663.
(written 30 August 2012)