(previously : Pempelia melanostyla)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark grey speckled with white dots into a series of dark waves. The hindwings are white, shading yellowish at the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. II. Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 4, Part 2 (1879), p. 220.
(updated 21 August 2012)