Cotachena aluensis (Butler, 1887)
(previously known as Botys aluensis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cotachena aluensis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth is pale brown, with dark brown marks on the costa of each forewing, and two squiggly brown lines on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Description of New Species of Heterocerous Lepidoptera (Pyralites) from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 20 (1887), p. 123, No. 16.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 35.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)