Pleuroptya tenuis (Warren, 1896)
(one synonym : Syleptis crocophanes Lower, 1902)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pleuroptya tenuis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have wings that are a translucent brown, with some wiggly brown lines, and three dark marks along the costa of each forewing, and one on the costa of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 46.

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Pyralidae, Thyrididae, and Epiplemidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 17 (1896), p. 102.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)