Stemorrhages amphitritalis (Guenée, 1854)
(previously known as Margarodes amphitritalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stemorrhages amphitritalis
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

  • India,

    and including also Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.24, p. 358.

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 307, No. 327.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.


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    (updated 19 July 2010)