(one synonym : Prosmixus radialis Hampson, 1919)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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.
The moths are inclined to rest upside-down.
The species is found over the southern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 82-83.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), pp. 172-173, No. 123.
(updated 11 April 2011, 9 April 2017, 2 March 2020)