Assara semifictile (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Hyphantidium semifictile)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Assara semifictile
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The moth has brown forewings each with two transverse ragged black stripes. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening at the edges. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 125.


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    (written 30 August 2012)