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Eoophyla mimicalis

Eoophyla mimicalis

Eoophyla mimicalis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1917.[1] It is found in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.[2]

Eoophyla mimicalis
Scientific classification
E. mimicalis
Binomial name
Eoophyla mimicalis
(Hampson, 1917)
  • Argyractis mimicalis Hampson, 1917
  • Argyractis lithorma Meyrick, 1936
  • Argyractis sphragidacma Meyrick, 1937

The wingspan is 13–16 mm. The forewings are whitish, suffused with dark fuscous. The base is fuscous towards the costa. The hindwings have a fuscous fascia near the base, as well as fuscous and ochreous scales forming an antemedian fascia. Adults are on wing year round.[3]


  1. Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2014). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2018). "Eoophyla mimicalis (Hampson, 1917)". Afromoths. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. Agassiz, David J. L. (2012). "The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3494: 1–73. ISBN 978-1-86977-986-3.

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