Hydriris chalybitis Meyrick, 1885
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moth of this species has narrow brown wings with a darker streak near each forewing tip. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Specimens of this species have been caught in :

  • Tonga,
  • Vanuatu,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of the Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1885, part 4, p. 444.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 40.


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    (created 27 March 2012)