WURTHIINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species are white with a dusting of brown on the marginal half of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cm. In their resting posture, the moths elevate the posterior of the abdomen above the wings.
The species has been caught in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 33.11, p. 353.
George F. Hampson,
Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the subfamilies Crambinae and Siginae,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 9, Volume 4 (1919), p. 307, No. 3a.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 50.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 135.
(updated 16 September 2012, 11 November 2013, 22 September 2020)