Chalcidoptera emissalis (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Analthes crinipes Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chalcidoptera emissalis
male
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species are dimorphic. The males are dark brown with some white patches. The females have transparent wings with thick dark brown veins and squiggly lines.

Chalcidoptera emissalis
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 34.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1865), pp. 1421-1422.


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    (updated 11 December 2012)