Crocidolomia suffusalis (Hampson, 1891)
(previously known as Godara suffusalis)
EVERGESTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a variable pattern of dark brown, white, and grey on the forewings. The scales form an erect tuft near the middle of the forewing inner margin. The wingspan of the male is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 2 cms.


male, drawing by George Hampson, listed as Godura suffusalis
,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
Part 8 (1891), Plate CLV, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • New Guinea, and
  • Taiwan,

    extending across to Australia into

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    female, drawing by George Hampson, listed as Godura suffusalis,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Part 8 (1891), Plate CLV, fig. 12,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 33.12, p. 353.

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 135, and also Plate 155, figs. 4, 12.


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    (created 21 January 2013)