Eurrhyparodes tricoloralis (Zeller, 1852)
(one synonym : Isopteryx abnegatalis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are black with an extensive pattern of overlapping yellow spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs around much of the old-world tropics, including

  • Chagos Archipelago,
  • Japan,
  • Natal,
  • Reunion,
  • Seychelles, and
  • United Arab Emirates,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Cocos Islands
    , 1982


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 37.

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Lepidoptera Microptera, quae J.A. Wahlberg in caffrorum terra collegit.,
    LKongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Academiens Nya Handlingar,
    Stockholm (1852), pp. 31-32, No. 3.


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    (updated 27 January 2013)