(previously known as Isopteryx ochropteralis)
MUSOTIMINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Melbourne, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species feed on:
The adult moths of this species are brown with various markings, including a prominent white comma-shaped spot outlined in black on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
as well as over much of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 33.3, p. 352.
in Boisduval & Guenée,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 8 (1854), p. 230, No. 200.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 29 (listed as Musotima ochroptera).
(updated 3 April 2013, 14 November 2017, 1 September 2019, 20 January 2021)