Lophothoracia omphalella Hampson, 1901)
PHYCITINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lophothoracia omphalella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth has off-white forewings each with brown patches, an arc of dark spots along the margin, and two black wavy transverse lines. The hindwings are off-white shading darker at the edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Lophothoracia omphalella
    drawing by George Francis Hampson
    ,
    Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae, by É.L. Raganot,
    Mémoires sur les lépidoptères / rédigés par N.M. Romanoff, by N.M. Romanoff,
    Tome VIII (1901), Planche LVI, fig. 20,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    in É.L. Raganot:
    Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae,
    in N.M. Romanoff,
    Mémoires sur les lépidoptères / rédigés par N.M. Romanoff,
    Volume 8 (1901), p. 537, No. 241, and also List of Illustrations and Plate 56, fig. 20.


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    (written 8 October 2018)