Metallarcha diplochrysa Meyrick, 1884
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has black forewings with yellow patches. The hindwings are yellow with broad black margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, pp. 332-333.


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    (written 14 January 2017, updated 15 January 2017)