Glyphodes canthusalis Walker, 1859
(one synonym : Botys luciferalis Walker 1866)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Kevin McCready, Condong, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has a striking pattern on the wings of brown filigree surrounding white blobs of various sizes. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

It is found in south-east Asia, including:

  • Andaman Islands,
  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Vietnam,

    and in Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 9.13, 26.2, p. 356.

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

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 38.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera : Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 505, No. 16.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera, Seventh Series,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement part 4 (1865), p. 1412.


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    (updated 27 January 2013, 7 April 2015