Glyphodes margaritaria (Clerck, 1764)
(one synonym : Morocosma polybapta Butler, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

The adult moth of this species has a striking pattern on the wings of white, brown with a purple sheen. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

It is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and the north of Australia, including

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.2, p. 356.

    Carl Alexander Clerck,
    Icones Insect Rariorum,
    Holmiae (1764), Tab. 51, fig. 2.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 39.


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    (updated 24 January 2011)