Eudonia epicryma (Meyrick, 1885)
(formerly known as Scoparia epicryma)
SCOPARIINI,   SCOPARIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eudonia epicryma
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species are off-white forewings, each with a complex speckled black pattern, and a yellow patch at the base.

Eudonia epicryma
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been caught in

  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Zealand Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute,
    Volume 17 (1885), pp. 76-77, No. 6.


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    (written 4 April 2021)