Cydalima diaphanalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Margaronia plumifera Butler, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cydalima diaphanalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is white with a small black dot near the centre of each wing, and a brown costa to each forewing. There are also some black dots on the margin near the wingtip of each forewing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found over Asia, including

  • Indonesia,
  • Thailand.

    and in Australia where the moth may be found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1864), p. 1365.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)