Pycnarmon meritalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym: Conchylodes baptalis Snellen, 1880)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pycnarmon meritalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white with a number of brown spots, particularly around the edges. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Pycnarmon meritalis
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin, Queensland)

The species is found across south-east Asia, including :

  • China,
  • Japan,
  • Malaysia,
  • Sri Lanks,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    The Return of the Crambidae,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 54 (September 2009), pp. 23-25,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 47.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 479, No 19.


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    (updated 8 May 2009, 31 January 2013)