Orphanostigma abruptalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Asopia dotatalis Walker, 1866)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orphanostigma abruptalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have wings that are pale brown, with three wiggly brown lines across each forewing, and two across each hindwing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs across the south Pacific, including:

  • La Reunion,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 371, No. 18.


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    (updated 19 March 2012, 16 September 2015)