(formerly known as Cisse nigrivitta)
PYRALINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Asopia fuscicostalis,
Nieuwe Pyraliden op Celebes Gevonden, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 23 (1880), Plate 6, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The caterpillars of this species are a pest, feeding on dry plant stems used in Thatch Roofs.
The wings of the adult of this species are brown, with variable shading and pattern, often with a vague pale submarginal arc on each wing. The female moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The males have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species is fairly widespread in south-east Asia, including
and Australia in
Further reading :
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Nieuwe Pyraliden op Celebes Gevonden,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 23 (1880), p. 199, and also Plate 6, fig. 4.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 125.
(written 22 March 2015)