Calguia defiguralis Walker, 1863
Small Tabby
(one synonym : Cabragus auritipalpus Moore, 1886)
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Korea Forest Service)

This caterpillar is brown with a number of dark lines along the body. It lives in a loose silken web on a leaf of its foodplant.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that have bands of orange, white and dark brown. The hindwings are pale grey with reddish edges. Underneath: the wings are dark brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found around the west Pacific, in

  • Borneo,
  • China,
  • Japan,
  • New Guinea,
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading:

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 83-84, No. 1.

    Yanli Du, Shimei Song, & Chunsheng Wu,
    A review on Addyme-Calguia-Coleothrix genera complex (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae), with one new species from China,
    Transactions of the American Entomological Society,
    Volume 133 (2007), pp. 143-153.


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    (updated 21 August 2012, 11 October 2013)