(one synonym : Thagora figurana Walker, 1863)
GALLERIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species are sometimes a pest on:
and have also been found on:
and in seeds such as
The moth has green wings with rows of blue-outlined spots on each forewing. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 188.
Philipp C. Zeller,
Isis von Oken,
Volume 41, Part 11 (1848), pp. 860-861.
(updated 5 February 2010)