(one synonym: Cometura picrogramma Meyrick, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found in the bases of tussocks of Rice.
The caterpillars pupate in cocoons covered in frass in the same locations.
The adult moth of this species is pale brown, with various dark markings including two or three dark spots on each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species occurs in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
The Return of the Crambidae,
Issue 54 (September 2009), pp. 23-25,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 50.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1439.
(updated 3 December 2011, 3 March 2014)