Cathyalia pallicostalis (Walker, 1863)
(previously : Nephopteryx pallicostalis)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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

  • India,

    and Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 63, No. 44.


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    (written 21 August 2012)