Metasia ateloxantha (Meyrick, 1887)
(previously known as Eurycreon ateloxantha)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metasia ateloxantha
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has speckled grey-brown wings, with some indistinct zigzag dark lines across each one. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, pp. 242-243.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 28 January 2013)