Dysallacta megalopa (Meyrick, 1889)
(also known as Sylepta ocellifera Turner, 1937)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dysallacta megalopa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moths of this species have white wings with curvy brown lines across each wing, and an orange-edged black eye-spot on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species may be found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 509-510, No. 140.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 36.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)