Glyphodes multilinealis Kenrick, 1907
Fig Tiger Moth
(sometimes known as Morocosma multilinealis)
SPILOMELINI,   SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

  • Pacific Banyan ( Ficus prolixa, MORACEAE ).


    (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 :

  • Cook Islands,
  • Japan,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Hendry,
    Gems of the North
    Metamorphosis,
    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.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 39.


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    (updated 17 March 2012, 8 February 2014, 6 May 2016)