Udea hyalistis (Lower, 1902)
(one synonym : Pyrausta diplosticta Turner, 1908)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Udea hyalistis
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with some sinuous dark lines and a dark-edged white spot on each forewing, and some indistinct dark spots on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1901), p. 669.


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    (written 3 February 2017)