Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891
(one synonym : Syngamia octavialis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has wings that are brown, with a cream and yellow pattern near the base. The wing margins are chequered. The abdomen has cream and yellow banding, and a brown tip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


drawing by George F. Hampson,

Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1891), Plate CLV, fig. 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.

The species occurs across south-east Asia and the Pacific, including

  • Hawaii,
  • India,
  • Thailand

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
    Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1891), p. 137, and also Plate 155, fig. 13

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32.


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    (updated 20 November 2007)