SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, Walcott, Western Australia)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on:
The adult moth is satin-white, with forewings that each have three brown triangular marks along the costa, and a broken brown circle near the middle. The moth has a wingspan up to 3 cms.
It has been found across Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the subfamilies Crambinae and Siginae,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 9, Volume 4 (1919), p. 323, No. 4b.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.
(updated 19 January 2009, 2 September 2019, 7 December 2020)