Common Grass Pyralid
(one synonym : Pyralis docilisalis Walker, 1859)
ENDOTRICHINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Bart Hacobian & Stella Crossley
(Photo: coutesy of Peter Marriott, Melbourne, Victoria)
Usually, the wings of the adult of this species are brown, with a variable faint pattern, including some pink fringes on the forewing margins. The costa of each forewing is straight, unlike Endotricha pyrosalis. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is fairly widespread in Australia, including
Further reading :
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée : Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 220, No. 182.
(updated 29 October 2012, 1 February 2019, 12 October 2020)