(previously known as Matalia concisella)
EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Concord, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar is brown with pale bands between segments, and a mottled brown head. It lives in a nest of dead leaves held together with silk on its food plant. It has been found in Sydney and in Byron Bay on:
It grows to a length of about 2 cms.
The moth has a complex grey or brown pattern on the forewings and pale brown hindwings which darken toward the margins. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 187.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1728.
(updated 21 August 2012, 7 July 2020)