Cardamyla didymalis Walker, 1859
(one synonym : Balanotis arctandalis Lucas, 1890)
PYRALINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cardamyla didymalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth has off-white forewings with extensive dark brown markings. The hindwings are yellow or orange with extensive dark brown and white markings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Cardamyla didymalis
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.28, p. 349.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 189.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 283, No. 2.

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


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    (written 28 November 2011, updated 9 February 2017)