Nacoleia amphicedalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Isopteryx bilunatalis Walker, 1866)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Nacoleia amphicedalis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white with brown markings, including broad brown borders to the wings, and a brown area around the hinge of each forewing. The brown areas are generally edged with black. The antennae of the males in this genus each have a sharp bend with a spur at the bend. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

Nacoleia amphicedalis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Nacoleia amphicedalis
    female
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 363.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)