(formerly known as Scopula cleodoralis)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia, listed as Nechilo macrogona)
The adult moths have fawn forewings, each with variable vague markings, including some black spots along the margin, and speckled black and white veins. The palps are long and hairy and held out in front of the head. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Specimens of this species have been misnamed in many collections as Nechilo macrogona.
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 18 (1859), pp. 793-794, No. 45.
(written 27 January 2017, updated 18 April 2017, 1 September 2019, 6 November 2020, 5 April 2021)