Metallarcha pseliota Meyrick, 1887
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Calperum Station Reserve, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species has black forewings, each with off-white patches, and a marginal arc of yellow teardrops. The hindwings are yellow with broad black margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, pp. 237-238.


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    (written 9 August 2019)