Hednota megalarcha (Meyrick, 1885)
(one synonym : Thinasotia pedalarcha Hampson, 1896)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hednota megalarcha
(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.

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

The species is found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of the Australian Pyralidina,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1885, Part 4, p. 454.


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    (written 3 May 2018)