Cirrhochrista punctulata Hampson, 1896
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


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

The adult of this species is white and shiny, with a narrow brown costa and margin and sparse brown speckles. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


(Specimen: from Bundaberg, Queensland, courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

It is found in

  • Queensland, especially in the complex mesophyll rainforest on Cape York in the Alexandra Range (Daintree), Cape Tribulation, and the Iron Range.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    On the classification of the Schoenobiinae and Crambinae, two subfamilies of moths of the family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1895, p. 919, No. 7.


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    (updated 26 January 2013 6 April 2016)