Aporocosmus lamprodeta (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Eurycreon lamprodeta)
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 pale yellow, with a pattern of dark-edged bands and spots on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

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


    Further reading

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of The Royal Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 35 (1887), p. 265, No. 124.


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    (written 26 January 2013)