(one synonym : Syngamia octavialis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are black, with large overlapping orange spots on each wing. The thorax is black and orange. The abdomen is orange with a black tail. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including:
as well as :
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 294, No. 299
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 31.
(updated 1 November 2012, 3 February 2017)