Metasia dicealis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Eurycreon dicealis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has fawn wings, each with a faint pattern of zigzag lines. The forewings have recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Metasia dicealis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 792, No. 42.


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    (updated 5 July 2011)