(previously : Nephopteryx pallicostalis)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This adult moth has brown forewings each with a pale band along the costa. The hindwings are white with brown edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including
and Australia in
Further reading :
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 63, No. 44.
(written 21 August 2012)