Ecnomoneura sphaerotropha Turner, 1942
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The caterpillars of this species have been found living in the large galls (Bloodwood Apples) made by Cystococcus pomiformis on

  • Bloodwood ( Corymbia terminalis, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have grey forewings, each with a pattern of wavy dark lines. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    This species has been found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta Lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1942), p. 86.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 24.


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    (created 26 August 2012)