Syllepte polydonta (Hampson, 1898)
(previously known as Sylepta polydonta)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale yellow wings with some dark wiggly lines that blend into a dark patch by the base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Moluccas,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898, Part 1, p. 721, No. 74.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.


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    (updated 3 January 2012)