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


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moth of this species is yellow with three black stripes across each fore wing, and one across each hind wing. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

The species is found over inland Australia in:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.35, p. 357.

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, p. 334.


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    (updated 23 August 2004)