(previously known as Scopula damastesalis
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species skeletonise the leaves, leaving the veins, of
The adult moth is yellow or pale brown, with some faint rusty-brown zigzag markings on the forewings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), pp. 1013-1014.
(written 15 April 2019)