(one synonym: Botys niveicilialis Snellen, 1880)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth has pale brown wings, with vague incomplete dark zig-zag lines across each wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Specimens of this species have, in the past, been confused with Hyalobathra illectalis, which does not occur in Australia.
Further reading :
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Natuurlijke Historie. Achtse afdeeling. Lepidoptera,
Volume 4, Part 8 (1880), p. 64, No. 12.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1865), pp. 1446-1447.
(written 12 April 2019)