Macrobela phaeophasma Turner, 1939
(previously known as Asopia phaeophasma)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The moth has grey or brown wings, with a white mark on the costa of each forewing. The forewing wingtips are recurved. The tornus of each hindwing is angled. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Specimens of this species have been caught in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 50 (1939), p. 152.


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    (updated 18 March 2012)