Sufetula hemiophthalma (Meyrick, 1884)
(one synonym is Cangetta minuscula Turner, 1937)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is grey or brown, with a pale sinuous submarginal line, and some variable broken dark sinuous lines, across each wing. These dark lines can degenerate into a single dark spot near the middle. There are a series of white spots along each forewing costa. The margins of each wing are indented. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.2 cms.

The species seems to occur across the south Pacific, including

  • Cook Islands,
  • Fiji,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, p. 286.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 48 (1937), p. 70.


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    (written 11 September 2018)