Parotis atlitalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as : Margaronia atlitalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on:

  • Cheese Tree ( Glochidion ferdinandi , PHYLLANTHACEAE ).

    The adults are a beautiful green colour, with a brown line around the edge of fore wing. They have a wing span of about 3 cms. They are found over most of the northern half of Australia including

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.23, p. 358.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 533, No. 36.


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    (updated 29 November 2011)