Agrotera pictalis (Warren, 1896)
(previously known as : Tetracona pictalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley & Bart Hacobian


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

The adult moth of this species is very colourful. It is pale yellow with brilliant red and blue patches on the wing margins. The antennae and the abdomen are rather long, and the hindwings rather short. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms. The males and females are very similar in appearance.

The species is found in the rainforest in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 355.

    Peter Hendry,
    Gems of the North
    Metamorphosis,
    Issue 52 (March 2009), pp.19-21,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32.

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Pyralidae, Thyrididae, and Epiplemidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 16 (1895), pp. 139-140.


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    (updated 16 May 2008)