Sameodes cancellalis (Zeller, 1852)
(one synonym : Hymenia meridionalis Walker, 1866)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Jan MacDonald, Finch Hatton, Queensland

The adult moth of this species is brown, with white spots partly outlined in black on the forewings, and white bands across the hindwings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

The species occurs in:

  • Fiji,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Japan,
  • Pacific Ocean,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 48.

    Philipp Christoph Zeller,
    Lepidoptera Microptera, quae J. A. Wahlberg in Caffrorum terra collegit,
    Kongliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Nya Handlingar,
    Stockholm (P. A. Norstedt & Söner), 1852, pp. 34-35, No. 5.


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    (updated 9 June 2010)