Agrioglypta deliciosa (Butler, 1887)
(also known as Talanga deliciosa)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


(Photo: Bart Hacobian, Cape York, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white and brown, patterned as a series of bands and triangles. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

This species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and only rarely in Australia, in

  • the tropical far north of Queensland.

    The illustrated specimen was collected from rainforest in the Claudie River district of Cape York during the middle of the Wet Season in the mid 1980's.

    This species is very similar to its related species Agrioglypta excelsalis, but the shape of one of the white markings on the forewings is different.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Description of New Species of Heterocerous Lepidoptera (Pyralites) from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    5th Series, Volume 20 (1887), pp. 118-119, No. 9.


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    (updated 13 June 2005)