Cirrhochrista annulifera Hampson, 1919
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, Walcott, Western Australia)

These caterpillars are thought to feed on:

  • Fig Trees ( Ficus species, MORACEAE ).

    The adult of this species is satin-white, with brown edges to the forewings, and with three brown triangular marks along the costa. The moth has a wingspan up to 3 cms.

    It has been found in

  • China,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.


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    (updated 19 January 2009)