Metallarcha achoeusalis Meyrick, 1884
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Genoa Falls, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is orange with various black markings, usually including two black stripes across, and one around the margin, of each forewing, and one around the margin of each hindwing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, p. 334.


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    (updated 26 January 2017)