(also known as Salma nephelodes)
EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Dave Britton & Stella Crossley
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.
This species is fairly common in wet schlerophyll and rainforest in eastern Australia, and has been found in
Further reading :
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.
(updated 26 October 2005, 10 June 2013, 5 January 2021, 15 January 2022)