Diasemia accalis (Walker, 1859)
Lawn Ranger
(one synonym : Diasemia spilonotalis Snellen, 1880)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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.


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

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • Bangladesh,
  • China,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Japan,
  • Taiwan,

    and Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
    Midden Sumatra,
    Volume 4 (1880), Part 8, p. 73, No. 1.

    Francis Walker,
    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.


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    (written 24 March 2015, updated 3 August 2015)