PHYCITINI, PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)
This adult moth has forewings that each have brown, grey, and white stripes along the wing, all interrupted near the base by an arc of dark spots. The hindwings are white darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
as well as over most of Australia, including
The moths of this species can be distinguished from those of the similar Etiella behrii by, among other things, the yellow area of the hind margin near the forewing tornus.
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: I: Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 206-207.
(written 9 January 2014, updated 3 February 2021