(one synonym is Botys infundibulalis Snellen, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are each brown with a yellow margin, and have two large irregular yellow marks on the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs over south-east Asia and the Pacific, including:
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 48.
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
in P.J. Veth : Midden Sumatra,
Volume 4 (1881-1892), Part 8, p. 64, No. 13 and also Plate 5, figs. 5, 5a, 5b.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 630.
(updated 31 January 2013)