(one synonym : Chilo schistellus Meyrick, 1879)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
The adults of this species have brown forewings each with several branching white stripes, including one prominent white stripe from base to mid-margin. The hindwings are dark to pale brown, with white fringes. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in Asia, and in Australia in:
The DNA evidence implies that the name is being applied to two slightly different species, one from the north and one from the south.
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.16, p. 351.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 28.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 172, No. 122.
(updated 13 August 2013)