Heteromicta tripartitella (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously : Aphomia pachytera)
GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heteromicta tripartitella
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

The moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a broad greenish-grey transverse wavy band with some black markings, and light and dark edges. The hindwings are plain pale grey, darkening towards the wingtips. The grey fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Heteromicta tripartitella
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

The species has been found in Australia in:

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera II: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 4 (1879), pp. 236-237.


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    (written 4 February 2017)