Catagela adoceta 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 adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with one or more dark brown marks near the middle. The forewings lose scales easily, becoming off-white with brown veins. The hindwings are white.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • 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. 338.


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    (written 25 March 2019)