Botyodes asialis Guenée, 1854
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Senckenberg Museum of Zoology, Dresden)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on

  • Poplars ( Populus species, SALICACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species is yellow with brown spots, a brown zigzag transverse line, and a broad brown band along the margin, of each wing. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The species is found from Africa to the Pacific, including

  • Fiji,
  • Hong Kong,
  • La Reunion,
  • South Africa, and
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 321.


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    (updated 15 May 2013, 15 February 2017)