MIDILINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have yellowish brown forewings, each with two transverse wavy lines, and a pale basal area containing a scattering of dark dots. The brown shades to grey along the costa, the margin, and the hind-margin. The hindwings are brown, fading to off-white at the bases, with a dark wiggly submarginal line. The forewing margins have a slight double recurve, with the tornal recurve looking like a little bite out of the wing. The head and thorax are pale rusty-red. The males have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 6 cms.
The species has been found in
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 35 (1922), p. 48.
(written 17 March 2019, updated 5 March 2021)