(previously known as Archernis eucosma)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Korner, Ipswich, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The caterpillars pupate in a silk cocoon spun between foodplant leaves. The pupa has a length of about 1.3 cms.
The adult moth of this species is grey or brown with two black marks and a wiggly line on each forewing, and one black mark and a wiggly line on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 47.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 95.
(updated 19 March 2012, 27 March 2020)