Enchesphora streptomela (Lower, 1896)
(formerly known as Stericta streptomela)
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enchesphora streptomela
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth is grey with several dark zig-zag lines or patches on each forewing. The hindwings fade to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), p. 156.


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    (written 4 December 2014, updated 21 January 2017)