Helonastes acentrus Common, 1960
SCHOENOBIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species bore into the stems of

  • Spikerushes ( Eleocharis species, CYPERACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings, each with one or more dark brown marks near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown.

    The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    A revision of the Australian stem borers hitherto referred to Schoenobius and Scirpophaga (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Schoenobiinae),
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Volume 8 (1960) p. 329.


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    (written 25 March 2019)