Cotton Web Spinner
(formerly known as Botys illectalis)
PYRAUSTINI, PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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 :
and in Ausralia in
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 233–248.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), pp. 658-659.
(updated 23 January 2013, 24 February 2015)