(one synonym : Glyphodes nyctealis Snellen, )
SPILOMELINAE , CRAMBIDAE , PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult is white, with a striking brown pattern.
The species occurs around the west Pacific, including :
and also in Australia in
The species appears to be rare, and our specimens were all taken north of Cairns, at a range of elevations 10-1000 metres above sea level, between Cape Tribulation and the McIlwraith Range NE of Coen, Queensland.
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 31.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), p. 502, No. 11.
(updated 27 January 2013)