Agastophanes zophoxysta Turner, 1937
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth has patchy brown forewings, each with a broad vague reddish band across the middle, and a recurved costa and margin at the wingtip. The hindwings are reddish brown, shading darker at the hindmargin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 48 (1937), p. 72.


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    (written 20 January 2019)