Agrioglypta zelimalis (Walker, 1859)
(one synonym : Glyphodes nyctealis Snellen, [1880])
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
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 :

  • Hong Kong,
  • New Caledonia,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    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 :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 31.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 502, No. 11.


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    (updated 27 January 2013)