Hednota enchias (Meyrick, 1897)
(previously known as Talis enchias)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota enchias
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Lake Gilles Conservation Park, South Australia)

The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with a central dark brown streak, and some dark marks by the tornus in a white marginal band. The hindwings are off-white, shading pale brown at the margins. The margins of all four wings are slightly concave. 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 2.5 cms.

Hednota enchias
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 380.


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    (written 29 April 2020)