Pycnarmon aripanalis (Hampson, 1898)
(formerly known as Metrea aripanalis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
  Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pycnarmon aripanalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white with a number of variable incomplete brown wiggly lines of varying thickness across wings. There are some black spots on the thorax and the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Pycnarmon aripanalis
drawing by George Hampson, listed as Metrea aripanalis
,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1898 (Part 1), Plate L, fig. 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898 (Part 1), p. 757, No. 2, and also Plate 50, fig. 18.


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    (written 10 September 2018)