Emphylica xanthocrossa Turner, 1913
(also known as Syllepte abyssalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Emphylica xanthocrossa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moths of this species have purplish brown forewings each with a yellow line along the margin and a yellow splodge on the costa. The hindwings each are pale brown shading to darker brown towards the margin, with a yellow line along the margin. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species may be found in :

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 159.


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    (written 17 July 2015)