Cirrhochrista brizoalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Margaronia brizoalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult of this species is satin-white, with brown edges to the wings, and with three brown triangular marks along the costa of each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

It has been found across south-east Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • India, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), pp. 976-977, ref 532.


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    (written 26 January 2013, 6 April 2016)