Pagyda botydalis (Snellen, 1880)
previously known as Glyphodes botydalis
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pagyda botydalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has yellow wings with orange lines.

Pagyda botydalis
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Glyphodes botydalis
,
Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera, Midden Sumatra,
Volume 4 (1880), Part 8, Plate V, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in:

  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sumatra,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Pagyda botydalis
    wing undersides, drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Glyphodes botydalis
    ,
    Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera, Midden Sumatra,
    Volume 4 (1880), Part 8, Plate V, fig. 9,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
    Midden Sumatra,
    Volume 4 (1880), Part 8, pp. 69-70.


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    (updated 19 March 2012, 4 April 2016)