Rehimena phrynealis (Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rehimena phrynealis
(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.

Rehimena phrynealis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs over south-east Asia and the Pacific, including:

  • Fiji,
  • China,
  • Korea,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 48.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), p. 630.


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    (updated 31 January 2013)