(one synonym: Crambus enneagrammos Meyrick, 1879)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell Park, Victoria)
The adult moth has white forewings, each with a bold pattern of brown lines. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The labial palps are long and hairy, and typically held straight out in front of the head. The moths commonly rest hanging upside-down under a twig.
The species has been caught in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I: Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 195-196.
Philipp C. Zeller,
Chilonidarum et Crambidarum genera et species,
1863, p. 46, No. 121.
(updated 22 December 2009, 17 February 2018, 31 October 2020)