Eurrhyparodes bracteolalis (Zeller, 1852)
(one synonym : Isopteryx accessalis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are bluish-black with yellow dots and blotches. In museum specimens, the blue-black fades to brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:

  • India,
  • Japan, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Lepidoptera Microptera, quae J.A. Wahlberg in caffrorum terra collegit.,
    Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar,
    Stockholm (1852), pp. 30-31, No. 2.


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    (updated 27 January 2013)