(one synonym : Glyphodes piepersialis Snellen, )
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult is white, with a striking brown pattern. It is distinguishable from Agrioglypta excelsalis by having no white margin on the wings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
This species seems to occur exclusively in rainforest. It is one of the most frequently encountered pyralids at nocturnal ultra-violet collecting lights in the Australian wet tropical rainforest.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 31.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), pp. 501-502, No. 10.
(updated 25 January 2013)