Talanga sabacusalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Glyphodes dilectalis Snellen, 1895)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is white, with gold stripes across the forewings, and some black spots on the margin of each hindwing. The moth has a wingspan up to 3 cms.


The species occurs across south-east Asia, and has been found in:

  • Borneo,
  • Cambodia,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    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. 49.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 504, No. 14.


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    (updated 2 February 2013, 15 October 2013)