(previously known as Crambus cuneiferellus)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Cooroy, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species can be a pest on lawns and pastures because they feed on various grasses, including:
The adult moths have forewings that are pale brown, each with two dark chevrons. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found in :
and in Australia in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.18, pp. 66, 351.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 175, No. 129.
(updated 26 March 2011, 9 October 2013, 22 May 2021)