Cnaphalocrocis bilinealis (Hampson, 1891)
(previously known as Dolichosticha bilinealis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cnaphalocrocis bilinealis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is yellow, with three brown lines across the each forewing, and two across each hindwing. It has variable broad brown shading around the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Sarawak,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Dolichosticha bilinealis
    ,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), Plate CLV, fig. 25,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 139, and also Plate 155, fig. 25.


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    (updated 26 January 2013)