(previously known as Botys polusalis)
ODONTIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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
and in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 703, No. 273.
(updated 17 January 2012)