EVERGESTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with various markings which depend on the sex. The hindwings are yellow with black wingtips. The inner margins of the forewings each have a cusp. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The male has darker brown forewings, each with pale yellow markings including two white spots.
The female has plain chestnut-brown forewings with vaguer markings.
The species is found in south-east Asia, including
and in Australia in
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. 168, and also Plate 173, figs. 4, 11.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 29.
(written 17 March 2012, updated 2 April 2015)