(one synonym : Syngamia xanthalis Hampson, 1898)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark brown each with two large pale spots. The hindwings are translucent, each with a dark brown area at the wingtip. The wings of live specimens are iridescent. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), p. 173, and also Plate 172, fig. 20.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.
(updated 19 March 2012, 3 April 2015)