(one synonym : Thinasotia pedalarcha Hampson, 1896)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Bundock, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings that have a specific pattern of dark-edged white lines. The hindwings vary from yellowish-grey to brown. The moths are inclined to hold their long labial palps straight out in front of the head, looking like a birds beak. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
On the classification of the Australian Pyralidina,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1885, Part 4, p. 454.
(written 3 May 2018)