Tabidia insanalis Snellen, 1880
(one synonym : Heterocnephes felix Butler, 1887)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tabidia insanalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda)

This Caterpillar is green with brown speckles on the thorax and the tail.

Tabidia insanalis
Drawing: by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Tabidia insanalis,
Lepidoptera van Celebes,
Volume 26 (1883), pl. 8, fig. 6.

The adult moth is brown with wavy white bands outlined in dark brown on each wing.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,
  • Sulawesi,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Nieuwe Pyraliden op Celebes gevonden,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 23 (1880), pp. 220-221, No. 24,
    and
    Google English translation

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 26 (1883), pp. 136-37, No. 55,
    and
    Volume 26 (1883), pl. 8, fig. 6.
    (although this looks nothing like it to me: DHE)


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    (written 7 August 2013, updated 27 March 2015)