Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Family CRAMBIDAE

Having just updated the index page, I realised that there were not many photos from the family Crambidae. The family contains some of our brightest coloured moths.
They used to be included in the family PYRALIDAE, but are now in a group of their own.
There are some members of CRAMBIDAE whose caterpillars spend their life underwater eating pond weed.





Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Deuterarcha
Species:- xanthomela


A common species in inland Australia and Eastern ranges.











Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Diathrausta
Species:- ochreipennis











Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Dichocrosis
Species:- clytusalis





The larval food plants of Dichocrosis clytusalis are Brachychiton.
This moth has had a number of name changes over the years.






 Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Glyphodes
Species:- onychinalis








Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Glyphodes
Species:- pulverulentalis




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