Paracataclysta fuscalis (Hampson, 1893)
(formerly known as Cataclysta fuscalis)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Paracataclysta fuscalis
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Catoclysta fuscalis
,
llustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon, Part IX (1893), Plate CLXXIV, fig. 13,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The wings of the adult of this species are brown, with variable pale patterns on each wing, and a row of black and white spots along the margin of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found across Asia, including

  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    llustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1893), p. 178, and also Plate 174, fig. 13.


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    (written 31 March 2015)