Sisyrophora pfeifferae Lederer, 1863
(one synonym : Cydalima elwesialis Snellen, 1890)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are white, with a brown line around the edges, and a brown dot near the middle, of each wing.

The species occurs across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • Malaysia, and
  • Taiwan,

    and also as far as Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Julius Lederer,
    Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 399, No. 81, and also Plate 13, fig. 13.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.


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    (update 22 January 2013)