Pachynoa xanthochyta (Turner, 1933)
(previously known as Hypermeces xanthochyta)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pachynoa xanthochyta
(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.

Pachynoa xanthochyta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found across Asia, including

  • Bhutan,

    and also Australia in:

  • Queensland

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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    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.


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    (updated 22 May 2008, 31 January 2013)