Assara subarcuella (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously known as Myelois subarcuella)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth has brown forewings with a ragged white stripe along each costa. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: I: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 211-212.


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    (updated 24 August 2012)