Tabidia truncatalis Hampson 1898
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tabidia truncatalis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth is brown with a purple iridescence, and with some white markings on each forewing. Each wing also has a vague diagonal dark line, and each hindwing has a white edge along part of the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Tabidia truncatalis
drawing by George F. Hampson,

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1898 (Part 1), Plate XLIX, fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,
  • Sulawesi,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1898 (Part 1), pp. 624-625, No. 5, and also Plate 49, fig. 5.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 7 August 2013)