Hyalobathra illectalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym: Botys niveicilialis Snellen, 1880)
PYRAUSTINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyalobathra illectalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths have wings that are are pale brown with dark jagged indistinct lines across each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sumatra,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    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.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), pp. 658-659, No. 195.


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    (written 9 September 2018, updated 13 April 2019)