Nacoleia mesochlora (Meyrick, 1884)
(one synonym : Endotricha annuligera Butler, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nacoleia mesochlora
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is dark brown with a broad irregular cream band across each wing, and broad white bands across the metathorax and the abdomen. The moth rests with its abdomen curved upwards. The antennae of the males in this genus each have a sharp bend with a spur at the bend. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Nacoleia mesochlora
(Photo: courtesy of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1884, pp. 313-314.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 43.


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    (updated 18 March 2012, 6 April 2014)