Lamprophaia albifimbrialis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym: Botys niveicilialis Snellen, 1880)
PYRAUSTINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

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

The species has been found in

  • Java,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
    Midden-Sumatra,
    Volume 4, Part 8 (1880), p. 64, No. 12.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1865), pp. 1446-1447.


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    (written 12 April 2019)