(one synonym : Asopia lydialis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
This species of Caterpillar is a pest on various types of Bean ( FABACEAE ), such as
It lives in a shelter made from a rolled up leaf.
The adult moth is yellow, with brown broad wavy bands and spots. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
It is found in south-east Asia across to the western Pacific, including:
and in Australia including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.5, p. 357.
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée :
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 203, No. 151.
The Night of the Crambidae,
Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club Newslettter,
Issue 49 (June 2008), pp. 26-29.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 44.
(updated 30 January 2013, 13 October 2014, 4 December 2020)