Epherema abyssalis Snellen, 1892
(also known as Syllepte abyssalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epherema abyssalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moths of this species can have pale brown wings with a thin wiggly dark lines across each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms. The natural posture of the moth has the abdomen curved upwards.

Epherema abyssalis
drawing byPieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,

Aanteekeningen over Exotische Lepidoptera, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 35 (1892), Plate 10, fig. 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in :

  • Java,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Epherema abyssalis
    wing undersides, drawing byPieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,

    Aanteekeningen over Exotische Lepidoptera, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 35 (1892), Plate 10, fig. 11,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Aanteekeningen over Exotische Lepidoptera,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 35 (1892), p. 172, No. 13, and also Plate 10, figs. 11-12.


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    (updated 17 March 2012, 4 April 2016)