(previously known as Pionea brevialis)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths have wings that are are pale brown with a dark area bounded by jagged indistinct lines across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including:
and in Australia in
This species needs to assigned to a new genus as it differs in basic structure from the type species Hylobathra archeleuca.
Hari Sutrisno and Marianne Horak,
Revision of the Australian species of Hyalobathra Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) based on adult morphology and with description of a new species,
Australian Journal of Entomology,
Volume 42, Issue 3 (August 2003), pp 233–248.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), p. 759, No. 16.
(updated 23 January 2013)