(previously known as Hypermeces xanthochyta)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has wings that are translucent yellow with black markings. The thorax is yellow with two black spots. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found across Asia, including
and also Australia in:
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 57 (1933), p. 170.
(updated 22 May 2008, 31 January 2013)