Hednota xylophaea Meyrick, 1887
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with two or more white streaks edged with dark brown. The hindwings are pale grey. The moths are inclined to hold their long labial palps straight out in front of the head, looking like a birds beak. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), p. 1038.


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    (written 5 May 2018)