(one synonym : Margaronia woodfordii Butler, 1885)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species has wings that are a uniform green colour, except for irregular brown wing margins, a brown dot in the middle of each wing, and a prominent tuft of brown hairs at the end of the abdomen. In this way it differs from the other green Pyralids in the genus Arthroschista which have a darker green blotch on each forewing (see for example Arthroschista hilaralis).
The species is found around the west Pacific rim, including :
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.22, p. 358.
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 405, and also Plate 14, fig. 9.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.
(updated 29 April 2011)