(previously known as Botys cynaralis)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Burrill Lake, New South Wales)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillars live in a curled leaf secured with silk.
They pupate in their curled leaf shelter.
The adult moth is yellow with dark broken zigzag lines across each wing. There is a dark spot on the costa of each wing, and two on both the first and third abdominal segments. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 672, No. 221.
(written 3 April 2013, updated 5 September 2019, 4 December 2020)