(previously known as Macalla ebenina)
EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species live in a group in a shelter of leaves joined with silk. They feed on the foliage of:
The adult moth of this species has forewings that have a complex pattern of shades of brown, and have chequered fringes. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species is found inland, in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 31.13, p. 348.
A. Jefferis Turner,
A Preliminary Revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae. Part I,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 18 (1904), p. 197.
(updated 10 November 2008, 30 June 2015)