Achyra nigrirenalis (Hampson, 1913)
(previously known as Phlyctaenodes nigrirenalis)
PYRAUSTINI ,   PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has light and dark brown patterned forewings, including one or two vague darker broad incomplete bands each one. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


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

The species is found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • South Australia.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Pyraustinae (continued),
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 11 (1913), p. 519, No. 29a.


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    (written 23 January 2013, updated 8 February 2014)