Chionobosca actinopis Turner, 1911
SCHOENOBIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with a dark brown line along the costa and along the hind margin. The hindwings are white. The head and thorax are brown. The abdomen is off-white. The antennae of the male are thicker than those of the female, but without pectinations. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

The species is found in Australia in

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


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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), pp. 114-115.


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    (written 25 March 2019)