Analyta sigulalis (Guenée, 1854)
(one synonym is Leucinodes apicalis Hampson, 1896)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has white wings, with pale brown markings, and dark brown patches at the apex and base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs across Asia, including

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), pp. 223-224, No. 188.

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
    Part 9 (1893), p. 100.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 32 (listed as Analyta apicalis).


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    (updated 17 March 2012, 6 March 2016)