Desmia discrepans (Butler, 1887)
(formerly known as Aediodes discrepans)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Desmia discrepans
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is black with large white patches on the wings, and white bands on the first and the antepenultimate abdominal segments. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia where the moth may be found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Description of New Species of Heterocerous Lepidoptera (Pyralites) from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 20 (1887), p. 117, No. 6.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 13, fig.15,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

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


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    (updated 28 December 2009)