Glyphodes bicolor (Swainson, 1821)
(formerly known as Botis bicolor)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glyphodes bicolor
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on:

  • Blackboard Tree ( Alstonia scholaris, APOCYNACEAE ).

    The adult moth is dark brown with a number of translucent white patches on each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species is found around the tropics, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India, and
  • South Africa,

    and in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 38.

    William John Swainson,
    Entomology,
    Zoological Illustrations or Original Figures and Descriptions of new, rare, or interesting Animals,
    London : Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Volume 1 (1821), Plate 77, fig. 2.


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    (updated 5 February 2010)