(one synonym : Pleonectusa tabidalis Lederer, 1863)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species feeds on various crops including
The adult moth has pale brown wings, sometimes reddish, with forewings which each have a dark costa with two dark marks. There is an indistinct dark submarginal line on every wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
as well as in Australia in
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 665, No. 207.
(updated 5 September 2012)