Hypsopygia albidalis

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Hypsopygia albidalis
Ocrasa albidalis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Hypsopygia
Species: H. albidalis
Binomial name
Hypsopygia albidalis
(Walker, 1866)
Synonyms
  • Ocrasa albidalis Walker, 1866
  • Spilodes rhodocryptalis Walker, 1866

Hypsopygia albidalis is a species of snout moth in the genus Hypsopygia.[1] It was described by Walker in 1866, and is known from Australia (including New South Wales and Queensland).

The wingspan is about 30 mm. The forewings are pale brown with faint lines. The hindwings are even paler brown, also with faint lines.

The larvae feed on Eucalyptus species. They skeletonise dead leaves of their host plant. The larvae are communal and live in a shelter made of silk, dead foliage and frass. The larvae are dark brown.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ Australian Insects