(previously known as Eromene dilatella)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with a substantial brown or black mottling, and a row of black and orange spots along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths are inclined to hold their long labial palps straight out in front of the head, looking like a birds beak. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.20, p. 351.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I: Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), p. 199.
(updated 6 June 2011)