(previously known as Thinasotia acontophora)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with a central dark brown streak, some short dark marks at the margin, and often with a dark discal dot. 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 :
Further reading :
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.
(updated 5 April 2011, 17 September 2013, 14 April 2019)