(one synonym : Botys minoralis Walker, 1866)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on a variety of plants including
The adult moth of this species is pale brown, often with three brown zigzag transverse lines on each forewing, and two on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species is found from Africa to the Pacific, including
as well as in Australia in
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 639, No. 161.
(updated 15 May 2013, 15 February 2017, 26 November 2020)