SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is orange, with a wide black margin on each wing, and a black tuft on its tail. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The moth is found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.11, p. 356.
George F. Hampson,
A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Pyraustinae and Family Pyralidae,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1898, Part 1, p. 672, No. 5, and also Plate 50, fig. 10.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.
(updated 19 May 2008)