Callionyma sarcodes Meyrick, 1883
GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley

Callionyma sarcodes

The Caterpillars of this species are often found under the bark of :

  • various species of Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adults are a rather boring pinkish brown. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.

    The species may be found in the southern half of Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 53.8, p. 348.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 7, Part 2 (1882), p. 172.


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    (updated 22 June 2010)