Cydalima laticostalis (Guenée, 1854)
(one synonym : Margarodes nitidicostalis Guenée, 1854)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cydalima laticostalis
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.

Cydalima laticostalis
(Photo: courtesy of Neil Hewett, Cooper Creek Wilderness, Queensland)

The species occurs in asia, including

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 303, No. 315.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.


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    (updated 19 July 2010)