Nechilo macrogona (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Talis macrogona)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths have grey forewings, each with a vague pale 'V' shaped mark near the margin, and some black spots along the margin. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


underside
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species is found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 661-662.


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    (written 27 January 2017, updated 18 April 2017)