Hyalobathra miniosalis (Guenée, 1854)
(one synonym : Ebulea europsalis Walker 1859)
PYRAUSTINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


dark form
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth has brown wings with orange zig-zag lines. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


dark form
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

Specimens of this species have been caught in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    pale form
    (Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Milaa Milaa, Queensland)

    There are probably two species, one with a darker brown background, and one with a paler yellow background, both included in the one name Hyalobathra miniosalis. It is not yet clear which was originally described by Guenée.


    underside, dark form
    (Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 356.

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée :
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 362, No. 440.

    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, Number 3 (August 2003), pp. 233–248.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 131.


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    (updated 23 January 2013, 15 August 2018)