Hednota eremenopa (Lower, 1903)
Metallic Grass Webworm
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have white forewings with a complex brown pattern, especially along the forewing margins. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in :

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

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


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 82-83.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I: Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 196-197.


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    (written 24 March 2018, updated 1 September 2019)