(one synonym : Scirpophaga helodes Common, 1960)
SCHOENOBIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)
The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, and white hindwings. The thorax loses scales easily, becoming black. The upper surface of the abdomen is white, but underneath: the abdomen has black and white bands. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. I. Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), pp. 176-177.
(written 22 January 2013)