Hednota cyclosema (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as Talis cyclosema)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota cyclosema
(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.

Hednota cyclosema
underside
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in :

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), pp. 158-159.


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    (written 9 April 2017)