(previously : Hypsotropha zophopleura)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The moth has reddish brown forewings each with two variable dark marks on the hind margin, and variable dark areas along the costa and at the wingtip. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cm.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 18 (1904), p. 117.
(created 24 August 2012, updated 2 January 2021)