Hydrorybina polusalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Botys polusalis)
ODONTIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adults are orange, with the forewings having dark wiggly submarginal lines or bands. The hindwings are yellow with dark areas beside and along the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

In its resting posture, the labial palps and the forelegs are held straight forward, and the antennae held straight back over the body.

This species has been found in

  • Borneo,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 703, No. 273.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 17 January 2012)