(one synonym : Scirpophaga exsanguis Meyrick, 1882)
SCHOENOBIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris in Morwell Park, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to bore into the stems of :
The adult moths are white, and have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 33.9, p. 353.
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.
(updated 22 January 2013, 20 November 2017, 2 September 2019)