(one synonym : Crambus aurosus Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species feed on :
The adult moth has white forewings, each with a number of forked brown lines radiating from the base. The hindwings are pale brown with hairy fringes. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.12, pp. 52, 80, 351.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 7, and also Plate 137, fig. 31.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), pp. 173-174, No. 125.
(updated 7 April 2013)