Tatobotys janapalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Botys janapalis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tatobotys janapalis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is yellowish brown, with dark markings including zigzag lines on each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Sri Lanka,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 676, No. 230.


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    (updated 3 December 2011)