Metasia capnochroa (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Eurycreon capnochroa)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metasia capnochroa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth has fawn forewings, each with a faint pattern of zigzag lines, and small white chrevron mark near the middle. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Metasia capnochroa
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, p. 338, No. 50.


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    (updated 8 May 2009, 16 January 2017)