Sorghum Head Moth
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species are an agricultural pest, feeding in the seed heads of:
The adult moth is dark brown, with a ragged pale band across each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 66, 350.
A. Jefferis Turner,
A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 18 (1904), p. 150.
(updated 11 September 2008, 23 September 2020)