Circobotys occultilinea (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym: Pyrausta apocrypha Turner, 1908)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has pale brown wings, each with an indistinct dark submarginal line. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Circobotys occultilinea
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo, and
  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 168, No. 115.


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    (updated 23 August 2012)