(one synonym is Botys amplipennis Butler, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in
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.
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
Volume 7 (1863), pp. 406-407, No. 104, and also Plate 14, Fig. 11.
(written 19 March 2017, updated 6 December 2020)