(previously known as Botys flavidissimalis)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are off-white. They feed on
and grow to a length of about 1 cm.
The species was imported specially from North America to help control the Prickly Pear infestation in Australia.
The adult moth has yellow or orange-brown wings with dark zigzag lines across each one. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms
The species is found in
and is now found in
Augustus Radcliffe Grote,
New Pyralides. III,
The Canadian Entomologist,
Volume 9 (1877) p. 105.
(written 12 April 2019)