(one synonym : Cabragus auritipalpus Moore, 1886)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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.
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.
The species has been found around the west Pacific, in
and in Australia in :
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.
(updated 21 August 2012, 11 October 2013, 13 January 2021)