(previously known as Margarodes amphitritalis)
SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species are white with a spectacular turquoise sheen, and have a narrrow orange costa to each forewing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in south-east Asia including
and including also Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.24, p. 358.
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 307, No. 327.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.
(updated 19 July 2010)