Hednota acontophora Meyrick, 1882
(previously known as Thinasotia acontophora)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota acontophora
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with a dark brown streak. The moths are inclined to hold their long labial palps straight out in front of the head, looking like a birds beak. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VII: Revisional,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 7, Part 2 (1882), pp. 167-168.


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    (updated 5 April 2011, 17 September 2013)