(previously known as Auxomitia minoralis)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is a boring grey-brown colour, with some vague pale markings on the forewings, and plain pale hindwings. Its wingspan is about 2 cms. The claim to fame of this species is that the males make noises. They chirp in the ultrasonic range 40 - 120Khz, using an expandable organ at the tip of the abdomen.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Nieuwe Pyraliden op Celebes gevonden,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 23 (1880), p. 222-223, No. 26.
(written 24 May 2012, updated 2 February 2013, 25 March 2015)