Ceryx guttulosa (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Syntomis guttulosa)
SYNTOMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ceryx guttulosa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are basically black with translucent orange windows. It has transverse black and yellow bands on its body.

The adult moths of species in the genus Ceryx are similar to those of the closely related Amata but the hindwings of Ceryx lack some of the veins present in the hindwings of Amata species.

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement 1 (1865), pp. 73-74.


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    (updated 22 September 2011)