Dolichobela celidograpta Turner, 1932
MIDILINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dolichobela celidograpta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario)

The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on the fruit of

  • Australian Native Orange ( Capparis mitchellii, CAPPARACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings that are pale brown, each with various dark markings, including a broad dark band across the middle interrupted by a white streak. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    Dolichobela celidograpta
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario)

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), p. 190.


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    (written 25 December 2018)