Hednota hoplitellus (Meyrick, 1879)
(previously known as Crambus hoplitellus)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota hoplitellus
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Cairlocup Reserve, Western Australia)

The adult moths have forewings that are pale brown, with white stripes interrupted by a submarginal white band. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Hednota hoplitellus
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Cairlocup Reserve, Western Australia)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    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. 188-189.


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    (written 23 March 2020)