(formerly known as Pionea leucura)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The moth of this species has brown forewings, each with scattered black marks, and two large vague diagonal white bands which when the wings are closed in the natural posture of the moth form a large letter 'X'. The hindwings are a plain fawn colour darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new species of Xysmatodoma, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), p. 218.
(written 5 February 2018)