Perilla Leaf Moth
(also 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 across Asia and Australasia, including
as well as in Australia in
This species is often confused with the Amercican and African species Pyrausta phoenicealis (Hubner, 1818).
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 48.
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, 17 December 2020)