Heteromicta ochraceella Hampson, 1898
GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heteromicta ochraceella
drawing by George Hampson
,
Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères / Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff, Volume 8 (1901), Plate LIV, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, with a complex pattern of light and dark patches and lines on each forewing. The hindwings darken toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A classification of the Pyralidae, subfamily Gallerianae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 24 (1917), p. 43.

    George F. Hampson,
    Monographie des Galleriinae,
    Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères / Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff,
    Volume 8 (1901), p. 455, and also Plate 54, fig. 1.


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    (written 3 December 2015)