Syllepte leucodontia (Hampson, 1898)
(previously known as Sylepta leucodontia)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Syllepte leucodontia
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with orange patches and some dark brown spots. The hindwings are brown with some white spots.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898, Part 1, pp. 713-714, No. 10.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.


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    (updated 3 January 2012)