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


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species are thought to bore into the stems of various types of grass.

The adult moth has brown forewings with many narrow longitudinal stripes, and with a tiny black dot in the middle of each wing. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 176, No. 132.


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    (updated 6 June 2011, 27 December 2016)