Glyphodes actorionalis Walker, 1859
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These Caterpillars are thought to feed on the foliage of

  • various species of Figs ( Ficus species, MORACEAE ).

    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

  • India, and
  • Japan,
  • Malaysia,

    as well as Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 11, fig.9,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.

    Francis Walker,
    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.


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    (updated 17 March 2012, 14 March 2015)