Aphytoceros lucusalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Botys histrionalis Lederer, 1863)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


It is thought that these caterpillars attack

  • Figs ( Ficus species, MORACEAE ).

    This adult moth has transparent wings, with a striking brown pattern. It has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

    It is found over the central eastern coast of Australia, in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.8, p. 355.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 722, No. 305.


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    (updated 3 January 2013)