Pyrausta oenochrois (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly Thinasotia oenochrois)
PYRAUSTINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a purple area along the margin. The hindwings are off-white. All four wings have brown marks on the margin at the end of each vein. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 520-521, No. 160.


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    (written 14 April 2019)