Chabula acamasalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Heterocnephes strangulalis Snellen, 1880)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chabula acamasalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with a bold pattern of white patches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as over much of Australia including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 970-971.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)