(also known as Margaronia microta)
SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin, Queensland)
This Caterpillar have been found feeding on several species in APOCYNACEAE including:
The moth is brown with a bold white pattern. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species may be found from east coast to west coast across the middle of Australia, including
Further reading :
Hoya australis subsp. sanae (Bailey) K. Hill (ASCLEPIADACEAE) as a host plant for Margaronia microta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae),
The Australian Entomologist,
Volume 17, Part 2 (June, 1990), pp. 43-44.
Descriptions of Additional Australian Pyralidina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1108.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 38.
(updated 28 December 2009, 27 January 2013)