(one synonym : Margarodes nitidicostalis Guenée, 1854)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths have satin white wings, with a broad brown line with a purple sheen along the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 303, No. 315.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.
(updated 19 July 2010)