Diplopseustis prophetica (Meyrick, 1887)
(one synonym is Myriostephes eucosmeta Turner, 1939)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

The adult has greyish fawn forewings each with a white spot near the middle, and two or three transverse white=edged dark curvy lines between differently shaded areas. The hindwings have similar markings to those on the forewings, but are more muted. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in Australia in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, p. 198.


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    (updated 24 March 2011)