(one synonym : Diasemia spilonotalis Snellen, 1880)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Cairns, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have several irregular bands in various shades of brown across the wings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
and Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
Volume 4 (1880), Part 8, p. 73, No. 1.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera. Pyralides,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), pp. 1015-1016.
(written 24 March 2015, updated 3 August 2015)