(previously known as Aediodes flavibasalis)
SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are a pest on :
The adult moths of this species are brown, with an irregular pale band each forewing, a broad white band across each hindwing, and a cream and orange thorax and basal area to each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including:
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in: J.-A. Boisduval & A. Guenée (eds) : Histoire Naturelle des Insectes,
Paris : Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret, Vol. 8 (1854), p. 193, No. 131.
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), p. 173, and also Plate 174, fig. 18.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 29.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 31.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 134.
(updated 4 November 2010, 2 April 2015)