Fig Tiger Moth
(sometimes known as Morocosma multilinealis)
SPILOMELINI , SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The Caterpillar of this species have been found feeding on
(Photo: courtesy of Peter T Oboyski, Esseg Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley)
The adult moth is pale brown, with bold white lines edged in dark brown.
The species may be found in the South Pacific basin, including :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Gems of the North
Issue 52 (March 2009), pp. 19-21,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
George Hamilton Henrick,
A list of moths of the family Pyralidae collected by A. E. Pratt in British New Guinea in 1902-3, with descriptions of new species.,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1907 (Part 1), p. 83, No. 173, and also Plate 4, fig. 173.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 39.
(updated 17 March 2012, 8 February 2014, 6 May 2016)