Parapoynx villidalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Oligostigma villidalis)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The wings of the adult of this species have white and brown-edged yellow stripes. The forewings each have a dark spot near the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found across the Asia and the south Pacific, including:

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Malaysia,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    The Return of the Crambidae,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 54 (September 2009), pp. 23-25,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 23.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 435, No. 11.


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    (updated 9 March 2011, 3 March 2014)