Rehimena phrynealis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym is Botys infundibulalis Snellen, 1882)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.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
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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

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

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    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.

    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)