(previously known as Talis cyclosema)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a dog-leg black-edged white streak with a black spot in it. The hindwings are plain brown. 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 has been found in :
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1896), pp. 158-159.
(written 9 April 2017, updated 1 September 2019, 8 November 2020)