Metallarcha diplochrysa Meyrick, 1884
Golden Metallarcha Moth
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.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.


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

The species is found in Australia in:

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


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 89.

    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, 4 December 2020)