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
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)