Cirrhochrista arcusalis (Walker, 1859)
(formerly known as Margaronia arcusalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)

The adult of this species is satin-white, with brown edges to the forewings, and with a brown spot half-way along each forewing costa. The body is also white, but has a brown dorsal stripe. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species is found in coastal areas in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    (Photo: courtesy of Beth Cavallari, Indooroopilly, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.38, p. 355.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 534.


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    (updated 23 January 2011)