Morosaphycita oculiferella (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously : Pempelia oculiferella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Morosaphycita oculiferella
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark brown with various dark lines and splotches on them, each having a white mark near the base on the inner margin. The hindwings are off-white, with narrow dark margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Morosaphycita oculiferella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), pp. 222-223.


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    (updated 26 June 2010)