Hednota relatalis (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Prosmixus radialis Hampson, 1919)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The adult moth has forewings with brown and silvery white longitudinal stripes.. The hindwings are pale brown with wide hairy fringes. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The moths are inclined to rest upside-down.


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

The species is found over the southern half of Australia, including

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), pp. 172-173, No. 123.


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    (updated 11 April 2011, 9 April 2017)