(previously known as Glyphodes excelsalis)
SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
The Caterpillars of this moth feed on the leaves of native Figs ( Ficus, MORACEAE ), eg:
living in a shelter of leaves joined together by silk.
The adult is white, with a striking brown pattern. It may be distinguished from Agriglypta itysalis by having a white margin on each of the wings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
It is found over tropical south-east Asia and the south Pacific, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Plates 9.28, 26.3, p. 355.
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. 31.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34 Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1360.
(updated 21 January 2008, 1 February 2013)