ACENTROPINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The caterpillars of this species feed on the leaves of aquatic plants in the genus:
The adult moths have an intricate brown and white pattern on the wings.
The species has been found in :
and in Australia in
The species was thought to be the same as the Australian species Ambia eromenalis, and much confusion occurred before the two species were declared to be distinct.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), p. 958, No. 1.
(updated 9 March 2012, 15 February 2017)