Tipanaea patulella Walker, 1863
(one synonym : Scirpophaga exsanguis Meyrick, 1882)
SCHOENOBIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell Park, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to bore into the stems of :

  • Rushes ( Juncus, JUNCACEAE ).

    The adult moths are white, and have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

    The species is found in eastern Australia, including

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 33.9, p. 353.

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites and Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 522-523, No. 1.


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    (updated 22 January 2013)