PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Wyndham, Western Australia)
This Caterpillar feeds on :
The adult moth has forewings that are brown, each with a broad white stripe from base to termen which contains two black dots on the leading side. The hindwings are a silky white, with a brown margin and costa. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
and across the northern half of Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9, fig. 29, p. 356.
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Pyralidinen,
Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift,
Volume 7, Part 11 (1863), p. 423, and also Taf. 15, Fig. 11.
(updated 28 December 2009, 28 December 2017)