Araeopaschia normalis (Hampson, 1906)
(previously known as Spectrotrota normalis)
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth has speckled dark grey or brown forewings with jagged boundaries between shaded areas, and white hindwings which shade to grey-brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    On new Thyrididae and Pyralidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 17 (1906), p. 135, No. 2.


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    (written 20 October 2017)