SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Senckenberg Museum of Zoology, Dresden)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on
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.
The species is found from Africa to the Pacific, including
and in Australia in
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 321.
(updated 15 May 2013, 15 February 2017, 6 December 2020)