Symphonistis monospila (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Nephopteryx monospila)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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 :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 662-663.


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    (written 30 August 2012)