Heteromicta pachytera (Meyrick, 1880)
(previously known as Aphomia pachytera)
GALLERIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heteromicta pachytera
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth of this species has forewings with a variable grey pattern. The hindwings are off-white shading to grey at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in much of Australia, including:

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

    Heteromicta pachytera
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Michael Bedingfield, Conder, Australian Capital Territory)


    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. 237-238.


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    (updated 24 June 2010, 7 June 2018)