Hednota grammellus (Zeller, 1863)
(one synonym: Crambus enneagrammos Meyrick, 1879)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota grammellus
(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 species has been caught in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Hednota grammellus
    (Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell Park, Victoria)


    Further reading :

    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. 195-196.

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Chilonidarum et Crambidarum genera et species,
    Berolini,
    1863, p. 46, No. 121.


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    (updated 22 December 2009, 24 May 2017)