Perilla Leaf Moth
(formerly known as Rhoderia panopealis)
PYRAUSTINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been reported feeding on:
all of LAMIACEAE.
The adult has forewings that are deep yellow, with broad ragged red-brown lines across them. The hindwings are red-brown with broad splotchy deep yellow bands across them. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The pheromones of this species have been determined.
The species occurs in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), pp. 318-319, No. 19.
(updated 5 February 2010)