(one synonym is Parotis psittacalis Hübner, 1831)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adults of this species are green, with brown edges to the wings, and a vague variable narrow pale sub-costal streak on each forewing, and variable white streaks on the costa and hind-margin of each hindwing. There is also a vague dark spot near the middle of each wing. The abdomen has a black tuft at the tip.
The legs are white with brown joints. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms.
The species is found over Asia, including
and also Australia in
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Volume 3, Part 2 (1794), p. 209, No. 298.
Neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen,
Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge,
Volume 3 (1825), p. 30, and also Plate 90: figs. 523, 524.
(written 13 December 2015, updated 5 September 2019, 2 October 2020)