Lamprophaia ablactalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as : Botys ablactalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lamprophaia ablactalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda)

The adult moth has pale brown wings, with dark zig-zag lines across each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Lamprophaia ablactalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville)

The species has been found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • La Reunion,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Lamprophaia ablactalis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville)

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    (updated 24 July 2012)