Golden Metallarcha Moth
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has black forewings with yellow patches. The hindwings are yellow with broad black margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 89.
On the classification of Australian Pyralidina,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1884, pp. 332-333.
(written 14 January 2017, updated 15 January 2017, 4 December 2020, 8 May 2022)