Syllepte ridopalis (Swinhoe, 1892)
(previously known as Coptobasis ridopalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have purplish-brown wings with some fractured white-edged dark submarginal lines and spots. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Syllepte ridopalis
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in Asia, including

  • India,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New species of Heterocera from Khasia Hills: Part II,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1892, pp. 18-19, No. 70.


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    (updated 2 February 2013)