Meroctena staintonii Lederer, 1863
(one synonym : Lygropis sirioxantha Meyrick, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth of this species has yellow wings, each with a broad darker margin. Each forewing has an outline of a comma shaped mark near the middle.

Specimens of this species have been caught in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Julius Lederer,
    Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
    Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
    Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 392, No 75, and also Plate 13, fig 3.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.


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    (updated 18 March 2012)