SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species feed on the leaves of:
The adult moths are very pretty. The forewings are brown and orange, with white patches outlined in black. The hindwings are transparent with a brown and iridescent blue margin. The blue colour fades in dead specimens. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
The species is found in Asia, including
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.3, p. 356.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 38.
On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1887, pp. 212-213.
(written 23 August 2004, updated 3 June 2018)