(previously known as Phlyctaenodes nigrirenalis)
PYRAUSTINI, PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has light and dark brown patterned forewings, each including a vague complex dark broad irregular band containing a pale spot. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Descriptions of new species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Pyraustinae (continued),
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 8, Volume 11 (1913), p. 519, No. 29a.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 86.
(written 23 January 2013, updated 8 February 2014, 5 May 2020)