(previously known as Bocchoris aurotinctalis)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, from Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park, Queensland)
The moths of this species have transparent wings each with a gold patch at the wing base and a gold margin. The gold scales are easily lost leaving a dark background. Both the fore and hind wings have a doubly concave margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species may be found in :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.32, p. 356.
George F. Hampson,
Revision of moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1898, p. 653, No. 26.
Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 12, fig.13,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 129.
(updated 3 November 2010, 17 March 2015)