Metallic Grass Webworm
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in Australia in :
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.
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.
(written 24 March 2018, updated 1 September 2019)