Omiodes odontosticta (Hampson, 1898)
(previously known as Phostria odontosticta)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are brown with large irregular white spots outlined in black. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Pyraustinae and Family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898, p. 685, No. 60.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 44.


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    (updated 2 May 2009)