Agrotera ignepicta Hampson, 1898
(one synonym : Syngamia octavialis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agrotera ignepicta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has brown wings, with a patch of red and white markings at the base of each wing, and in the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralida. (Part 1),
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898 (part 1), pp. 629-630, No. 10.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)