SCOPARIINI, SCOPARIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have a bold black and white pattern on each forewing.
This pattern includes a broad black bar with wiggly indistinct edges across the middle of each forewing from costa to the hind margin. This bar contains a white spot which in some specimens is fused with basally adjacent white area. These features distinguish this species from the similar Eudonia aphrodes.
The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been caught in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1500-1501.
(written 30 January 2017, updated 17 February 2017)