(one synonym: Cataclysta nympha Butler, 1880)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on various species of
The adult moth is yellow with a prominent brown triangle on each forewing costa, a set of six black spots near each hindwing tornus, and a number of transparent windows. The wings have an iridescent sheen.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
The Lepidopterous Fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
Part 3 (1877), p. 616, and also Plate 60, fig. 12.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 50.
(updated 13 June 2005, 3 April 2015)