(previously known as Asopia ornatalis)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)
These Caterpillars seem to feed on the foliage of any plant. For example: they have been found on
The adult moth is grey and brown, with an irregular white patch near the middle of each wing. There are two dark dorsal spots on some of the abdominal segments. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found across the world, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel,
in J.B. Godart & P.A.J. Duponchel: Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France,
Volume 8, Part 2 (1827), p. 207, and also Plate 223, fig 8.
(written 3 April 2013)