Stericta nephelodes (Turner, 1933)
(also known as Salma nephelodes)
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Dave Britton & Stella Crossley

Stericta nephelodes
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

These moths are grey or brown, with various markings, including an irregular dark stripe from mid-costa to the tornus of each forewing. The hindwings are plain grey, fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Stericta nephelodes
(Photo: copyright Dave Britton, found at Bulli, New South Wales)

This species is fairly common in wet schlerophyll and rainforest in eastern Australia, and has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.

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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 187.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 170.


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    (updated 26 October 2005, 10 June 2013, 5 January 2021, 15 January 2022)