Bradina admixtalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Pleonectusa tabidalis Lederer, 1863)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Bradina admixtalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species feeds on various crops including

  • Sesame ( Sesamum indicum, PEDALIACEAE ), and
  • Rice ( Oryza sativa, POACEAE ).

    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.

    Bradina admixtalis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The species has been found in:

  • Africa,
  • China,
  • India,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 665, No. 207.


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    (updated 5 September 2012)