Orphnophanes eucerusalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Botys eucerusalis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown each with a magenta tinge to the marginal area. This fades to brown in museum specimens. The hindwings are white, each with a dark dot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), pp. 1002-1003.


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    (updated 19 March 2012)