(one synonym : Isopteryx abnegatalis Walker, 1859)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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.
The species occurs around much of the old-world tropics, including
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
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.
(updated 27 January 2013)