SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on the foliage of
The adult moth is dark brown with one large and sometimes several small translucent white patches on each forewing. The hindwings are also a translucent white, with a broad brown border. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including
as well as Australia in:
Further reading :
Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 11, fig.9,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera. Pyralides,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), p. 498, No. 5.
(updated 17 March 2012, 14 March 2015)