Sameodes iolealis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Lepyrodes iolealis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is brown, with white spots partly outlined in black on the forewings, and white bands across the hindwings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 466, No. 6.


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    (written 2 February 2013)