EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen, Tasmania)
These Caterpillars have sparse long white hairs, and are black, with a broad yellow dorsal line, several thin white lines along each side, and have a brown head.
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are speckled dark brown, with broad dark patterned margins. The hindwings are each grey brown with a few vague dark stripes, and with an orange area near the base. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in most of Australia including :
Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum Collection,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
6th Series, Volume 7 (1891), p. 427.
(updated 16 August 2013, 21 June 2018, 8 November 2020)