Cryptoblabes adoceta Turner, 1904
Sorghum Head Moth
PHYCITINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species feed in the seed heads of:

  • Sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor, POACEAE ).

    The adult moth is dark brown, with a white band across each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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.


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    (updated 11 September 2008)