Endosimilis stilbealis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Endotricha pyrocaustalis Lower, 1903)
ENDOTRICHINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley

Endosimilis stilbealis
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

These adult moths have brown wings with a vague dark spot near the costa of each forewing, and two faint pale curved lines on both fore and hind wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Endosimilis stilbealis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland, listed as Endotricha minialis)

The species occurs in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Endosimilis stilbealis
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina &c.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 60.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 913.


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    (updated 29 October 2012, 11 April 2019)