Pyralid Moths 
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Bird-Dropping Pyralid Moth 


Yellow-Brown Pyralid Moth - Agrotera basinotata

Family Crambidae   

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow-Brown Pyralid Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 12mm 
This is a very colourful moth. There are the yellow and brown patterns on wings. Body is banded with white and yellow and has a brown tip. We found it once in Karawatha forest Apr 2009. It was resting under gum tree leaf. When disturbed, it flied and rested under leaf about 10 meter away. 
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Larvae feed on Blue Tongue Melastoma sp..

1. Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891 - Australia Caterpillar, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007. 
2. Melastoma affine (MELASTOMATACEA) Blue Tongue, Native Lasiandra - Save Our Waterways Now, 2011.  


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Last updated: August 18, 2011.