(previously known as Godara suffusalis)
EVERGESTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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 hind margin. The wingspan of the male is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 2 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including
extending across to Australia into
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.
(created 21 January 2013)