Cotachena histricalis Walker, (1859)
(one synonym : Cotochena trinotata Butler, 1887)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cotachena histricalis
(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

This moth is brown with three to five white spots on each forewing. The hindwings are white, each with a broken transverse brown line and a brown margin. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in south-east Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • New Guinea,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 655, No. 187.


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    (updated 15 February 2010, 26 January 2013)