Mabra eryxalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Asopia eryxalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The moth has yellow forewings with several wiggly dark lines and a big dark smudge on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Specimens of this species have been caught in :

  • Chagos Archipelago,
  • China,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Sri Lanka, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 371, No. 17.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)