Eudonia cleodoralis (Walker, 1859)
(formerly known as Scopula cleodoralis)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eudonia cleodoralis
(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.

Eudonia cleodoralis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Nechilo macrogona)

The species is found in Australia in

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

    Eudonia cleodoralis
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia, listed as Nechilo macrogona)

    Specimens of this species have been misnamed in many collections as Nechilo macrogona.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 18 (1859), pp. 793-794, No. 45.


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    (written 27 January 2017, updated 18 April 2017, 1 September 2019, 6 November 2020, 5 April 2021)