Lamprophaia ablactalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Botys ablactalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lamprophaia ablactalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has pale brown wings, with dark zig-zag lines across each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found across south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • La Reunion,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 40.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 660, No. 198.


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    (updated 24 July 2012)