Otiophora leucura (Lower, 1903)
(formerly known as Pionea leucura)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth of this species has brown forewings, each with scattered black marks, and two large vague diagonal white bands which when the wings are closed in the natural posture of the moth form a large letter 'X'. The hindwings are a plain fawn colour darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Xysmatodoma, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 218.


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    (written 5 February 2018)