(formerly: Scopula mandronalis)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species is yellow or pale brown, with some faint markings on the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species was originally found in
but has also been found in Australia in
The genus of this species is controversial, and some taxonomists have placed it in Udea, and some in Mimudea.
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), p. 1014.
(written 15 April 2019)