Metasia zinckenialis Hampson, 1899
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has black wings with white spots. The body is black with one white band on the abdomen. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae. Part 2,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1899 (Part 2), p. 238, No. 23.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.


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    (updated 2 December 2011, 28 January 2013)