SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
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.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in:
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.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 49.
(written 7 August 2013)