(one synonym : Morocosma polybapta Butler, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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
and the north of Australia, including
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.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 39.
(updated 24 January 2011, 30 November 2020)