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 central one of which is incomplete.. The hindwings are pale brown with wide hairy fringes. The wingspan


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

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

  • 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, 13 December 2016)