Piletocera meekii (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(one synonym : Diplotyla vestigialis Warren, 1896)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Piletocera meekii
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is dark brown with variable white markings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Piletocera meekii
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Diplotyla javanalis
,
Aanteekenigen over Pyraliden, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 43 (1900), Plate 15, fig. 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in south-east Asia, including

  • Java,

    and also Australia in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 159-160.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 46.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Aanteekenigen over Pyraliden,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 43 (1900), pp. 278-280, and also Plate 15, fig. 17.


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    (updated 11 April 2009, 25 March 2015)