(one synonym : Tetralopha enthealis Hulst, 1886)
PYRALINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Biological Research Unit, US Dept. Agriculture)
These Caterpillars are black with sparse hairs. They grow to a lenth of about 2 cms. They have been found feeding on :
The adult moths have brown forewings crossed by pale zigzag lines. The hindwings are grey, each with two dark submarginal arcs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is synanthropic, and occurs worldwide, including :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Lepidopera 6, Pyralidae 1,
Sammlung Europäischer Schmetterlinge,
1809, Plate 23, fig. 153.
(updated 14 January 2011, 13 April 2016, 14 January 2021)