Osiriaca ptousalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Myriotis ptousalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species has orangish brown forewings, each with a couple of indistinct pale transverse lines. The hindwings are pale brown. The undersides of the wings each have a dark bar. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 728.


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    (updated 24 March 2011)