Rhimphalea sceletalis Lederer, 1863
(one synonym : Rhimphalea aenone Butler, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with patterns of cream and white markings. The male moth has a tuft of hair-like scales at the tip of the abdomen which is probably useful for dispersing pheromones. The female does not have this tuft.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    drawing by Julius Lederer,

    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, Volume 7, Part 12 (1863), Plate 15, fig. 3,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Julius Lederer,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), pp. 410-411, and also Plate 15, fig. 3.


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    (updated 23 November 2008, 27 April 2015)