Hednota bifractellus (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Crambus bifractella)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota bifractellus
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths have forewings that are pale brown, with fractured white stripes. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Hednota bifractellus
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 8.31, 25.15, p.351.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 28.

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 174, No. 127.


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    (updated 13 November 2011)