Cardamyla carinentalis Walker, 1859
PYRALINI ,   PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

The Caterpillar is red with black markings. It hides by day in a shelter of leaves joined with silk. It feeds on:

  • Brown Beech ( Pennantia cunninghamii, PITTOSPORACEAE ).

    It pupates in its silken shelter.

    The adult moth has black and white fore wings, and orange hind wings with a black margin and a black spot in the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms. The species occurs in the northern half of Australia, including

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.29, p. 349.

    Peter Hendry,
    Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Wesley Jenkinson,
    Moths photographed at Obum Obum,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 73 (June 2014), p. 31,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), pp. 282-283, No. 1.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 135.


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    (updated 6 November 2010)