Glycythyma leonina (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as : Asopia leonina)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are yellow with wiggly brown lines across each wing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs over much of Australia, including

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, pp. 425-426, No. 71.

    Peter Hendry,
    The Night of the Crambidae,
    Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club Newslettter,
    Issue 49 (June 2008), pp. 26-29.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.


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    (updated 15 March 2008)