Cangetta aurantiaca Hampson, 1906
(one synonym : Blechrophanes crocoptila Turner, 1937)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cangetta aurantiaca
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have three broad bands of shades of yellow on each wing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    On new Thyrididae and Pyralidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 17 (1906), pp. 212-213, No. 3.

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


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    (updated 17 March 2012)