(one synonym : Botys crocealis Duponchel, 1831)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The caterpillars of this species have been reported to attack:
The adult moths are pale brown with several faint dark zigzag lines across each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs as several subspecies across Africa and Asia, including:
as well as occurring in Australia in:
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Supplementum Entomologia Systematica ,
1798, p. 457, No. 300.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.
(updated 28 December 2009, 31 January 2013, 6 December 2020)