(mistakenly known as Chilo parramattellus)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These Caterpillars live in a shelter constructed from the leaves of their foodplant webbed together with silk. The caterpillars feed on
The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each sometimes with many narrow longitudinal stripes, a submarginal arc of black dots, and a black dot near the middle. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found in
Meyrick originally described and named a pair of male and female moths as Chilo paramattellus. When he later obtained a true female of Chilo paramattellus and also a male to match the odd female, he chose to rename that first female and the new male with the new name Chilo leptogrammellus.
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera II: Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), pp. 206-207.
(written 20 January 2013, updated 7 May 2018, 21 May 2021)