(one synonym is Diplotyla longipalpis Butler, 1889)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings, each with various markings, including dark zigzag transverse lines and an irregular pale spot near the middle each forewing. The hindwings are brown shading darker at the margins, with obscure dark zigzag lines. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
At rest, the moths hold their wings flat with the forewings angled back to cover the hindwings, making a triangular outline.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including
and including Australia in
Arthur G. Butler,
Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1889), pp. 95-96, and also Plate 135, fig. 4.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 707, No. 280.
(written 13 March 2017, updated 20 November 2019, 1 December 2020)