Omiodes basalticalis (Lederer, 1863)
(one synonym is Botys amplipennis Butler, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species is brown, often with three brown zigzag transverse lines on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. There is a white spot near the middle of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/wienerentomologi07wien#page/541/mode/1up
drawing by Julius Lederer, listed as Spargeta basalticalis,
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen, Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
Band 7 (1863), Tafel 14, Fig. 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is found in

  • Indonesia,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Duke of York Island and New Britain,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 10 (1882), p. 237, No. 73.

    Julius Lederer,
    Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7 (1863), pp. 406-407, No. 104, and also Plate 14, Fig. 11.


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    (written 19 March 2017)