Archernis callixantha Meyrick, 1886
(one synonym : Chrysommatodes aereoflavalis Warren, 1896)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Archernis callixantha
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has yellow wings, with two incomplete zigzag lines on each wing, and a brown line along the costa of each forewing with a brown-edged white mark halfway. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Papua New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    The Return of the Crambidae,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 54 (September 2009), pp. 23-25,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from the Fly River,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1 (1881), pp. 254-255, No. 20.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32.


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    (written 22 May 2013)