Diathrausta picata (Butler, 1889)
(formerly known as Danaga picata)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


drawing by Arthur G. Butler, listed as Danaga picata
,
Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1889), Asopiidae, Plate CCCXXXIV, fig 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with various white markings including an interrupted white band across each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including

  • India,

    and including Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Asopiidae,
    Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 7 (1889), p. 94, and also Plate 134, fig. 17.


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    (written 13 March 2017)