(one synonym : Lygropis sirioxantha Meyrick, 1886)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
Specimens of this species have been caught in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 392, No 75, and also Plate 13, fig 3.
Lepidoptera from the South Pacific,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, Part 3, p. 262, No. 116.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.
(updated 18 March 2012, 6 May 2018)