Sedenia cervalis Guenée, 1854
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sedenia cervalis
male, drawing by Achille Guenée, Deltoïdes et Pyralites
,
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), Plate 3, fig. 3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are white with brown edges and other markings to the wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

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


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 250, No. 235, and also Plate 3, fig. 3.


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    (written 18 November 2015)