(one synonym : Metasia bilunalis Hampson, 1913)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths have brown forewings each with a white streak. The moths have long hairy labial palps which they usually hold straight out in front of the head. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1758-1759.
(updated 15 June 2010)