Nymphicula queenslandica Hampson, 1917
ACENTROPINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The caterpillars of this species live in cases constructed from silk and bits of vegetation.

Nymphicula queenslandica
composite image
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The forewings of the adult moths have a striking pattern of orange, brown, and white markings. The hindwings have a brown and white pattern, edged with a black arc containing white and yellow spots. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the sub-families Hydrocampinae, Scoparianae etc.,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 19 (1917), p. 376, No. 1h.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 26.


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    (updated 9 March 2012, 13 April 2019)