(previously known as Myriostephes xuthospila)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths have black forewings, each with several large yellow spots. The hindwings are plain dark grey,. The head and body are yellow with black bands across the abdomen. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 27.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 24 (1913), p. 156.
(written 28 April 2016)