Hyalobathra illectalis (Walker, 1859)
Cotton Web Spinner
(formerly known as Botys illectalis)
PYRAUSTINI ,   PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth has brown forewings with darker zig-zag lines.

Specimens of this species have been caught in south-east Asia, including :

  • Sri Lanka,

    and in Ausralia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Hari Sutrisno and Marianne Horak,
    Revision of the Australian species of Hyalobathra Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) based on adult morphology and with description of a new species,
    Australian Journal of Entomology,
    Volume 42, Issue 3 (August 2003), pp 233248.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), pp. 658-659.


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    (updated 23 January 2013, 24 February 2015)