(formerly known as Curicta coelocrossa)
CHRYSAUGINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The forewings of the adult of this species are dark brown, each with a vague pale submarginal line. The forewings each have a slightly recurved costa, and two recurves in the margin. The hindwings are paler brown. The moths has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in
In the Checklist of Australian Lepidoptera this species was put in PYRALINAE, but here following Solis & Schaffer we put it in CHRYSAUGINAE.
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 10 (1911), pp. 119-120.
(written 12 April 2019, update 20 November 2021)