Ephestiopsis oenobarella (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously known as Myelois oenobarella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ephestiopsis oenobarella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The moth has forewings each with a pattern of ragged bands of various shades of brown, with a white one across the middle. The hindwings are white with brown veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Ephestiopsis oenobarella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • New Zealand

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. II. Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), pp. 228-229.


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    (updated 25 October 2012, 24 October 2014)