(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, 10 January 2021)