Isocentris filalis (Guenée, 1854)
(previously known as : Hyalobathra rhodophilalis)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are yellow with broad brown patterned margins, and a brown mark on the costa of each forwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found over much of south-east Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.42, p. 356.

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 204, No. 156.

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


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    (updated 19 July 2010)