SCHOENOBIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species bore into the stems of plants in POACEAE, and are a minor pest on
The adult moths are off-white, with brown lines along the costa and hind margin of each of the forewings. The thorax loses scales easily, becoming black. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
A revision of the Australian stem borers hitherto referred to Schoenobius and Scirpophaga (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Schoenobiinae),
Australian Journal of Zoology,
Volume 8, Part 2 (1960), p.325, Plate 1, fig. 11.
(written 22 January 2013)