CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on grasses (POACEAE) the adult moths having been caught in plantations of
The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each sometimes with many narrow longitudinal stripes, a submarginal arc of black dots, and a black dot near the middle. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
It is possible that the species was introduced to Fiji with the Sugar Cane.
Further reading :
Descriptions of Lepidoptera from the South Pacific,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, pp. 268-269.
(written 10 May 2018)