Prophantis adusta Inoue, 1986
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prophantis adusta
(Photo: courtesy of Roger Kendrick, Hong Kong)

The adult moths of this species are brown with pale yellow wing margins, and with translucent cream bars outlined in black along the costa of each forewing.

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

The species is found in Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • Japan,
  • Papua New Guinea, and
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Hiroshi Inoue,
    A new species of the genus Prophantis from Indo-Australian region (Pyralidae, Pyraustinae),
    Tyō to Ga (Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan),
    Volume 36, Part 3 (1986) p. 157.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 46.


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    (updated 28 December 2009)