(one synonym : Pyralis ornatalis Walker, 1866)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are sometimes a pest on:
The adult moth has forewings that have a golden basal half, and a grey marginal half split by a jagged orange submarginal band. The hindwings are grey with a gold area along the inner margin. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
and also in Australia in:
Further reading :
A Night at Ray's,
Issue 57 (June 2010), pp. 30-32,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), pp. 348-349, No. 3.
(updated 26 January 2013)