(one synonym : Pyralis contentalis)
PYRALINI, PYRALINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
The moths of this species are brown with a complex variable wing pattern, some specimens being dark, some pale. They have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The natural posture is with the head and tail tip curved up, and the wings bent down at an anhedral angle.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement part 4 (1865), p. 1242.
(updated 10 September 2011, 12 May 2018, 13 December 2020)