Drosophantis caeruleata (Hampson, 1893)
(formerly known as Ambia caeruleata)
MUSOTIMINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Drosophantis caeruleata
drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Ambia caeruleata,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon, Part IX (1893), Plate CLXXIV, fig. 29,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with a number of wavy white markings on the wings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    and also in

  • Australia.


    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. 179, and also Plate 174, fig. 29.


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    (written 2 April 2015)