Stemorrhages marthesiusalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym is Margarodes tritonias Meyrick, 1887)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stemorrhages marthesiusalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are white with a spectacular turquoise sheen, and have a narrrow orange costa to each forewing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • India,
  • Sri Lanka,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 531, No. 31.


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    (written 10 September 2018)