Pyrausta testalis (Fabricius, 1794)
(also known as : Hodebertia testalis)
PYRAUSTINI   ,     PYRAUSTINAE   ,     CRAMBIDAE

Don Herbison-Evans ( donherbisonevans@yahoo.com )
&
Stella Crossley

Pyrausta testalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil)

The adult moth of this species is white, with two ragged brown arcs across each wing. The costa of each forewing is also brown.

The species occurs over much of the world, including:

  • France,
  • India,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • La Reunion,
  • Madeira,
  • Poland,
  • United Kingdom
    as well as
  • Queensland in Australia.

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    (updated 18 November 2008)