Hyalobathra aequalis (Lederer, 1863)
(previously known as Botys aequalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyalobathra aequalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths have wings that are are pale brown with two broad jagged pale brown bands outlined in dark brown across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

Hyalobathra aequalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    This species needs to assigned to a new genus as it differs in basic structure from the type species Hylobathra archeleuca.


    Further reading

    Julius Lederer,
    Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 468, No. 55.

    Hari Sutrisno and Marianne Horak,
    Revision of the Australian species of Hyalobathra Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) based on adult morphology and with description of a new species,
    Australian Journal of Entomology,
    Volume 42, Issue 3 (August 2003), pp 233248.


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    (updated 23 January 2013)