(formerly known as Metrea aripanalis)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMaster, Mount Mellum, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is white with a number of variable incomplete brown wiggly lines of varying thickness across wings. There are some black spots on the thorax and the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1898 (Part 1), p. 757, No. 2, and also Plate 50, fig. 18.
(written 10 September 2018, updated 31 January 2022)