Prooedema inscisalis (Walker, 1866)
(erroneously : Botys inscisale)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

The adult is yellow, with two large brown semicircles on the inner margin of each forewing. The hindwings are brown, fading to white at the bases. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Prooedema inscisalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Philippines,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Prooedema inscisalis
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 46.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1410.


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    (updated 28 December 2009, 19 November 2016)