Metallic Grass Webworm
Ventral
Adelaide Hills
Grass Webworm
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Grass Webworm (Hednota grammellus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Grass Webworm (Hednota grammellus)
This Photo:     S4:In Nature
Other name: Pasture Webworm

Thank you Matt Campbell for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Wingspan ~30mm
Looks very similar to Hednota opulentellus; which we thought it was originally. Ken Harris said "The white stripe just inside the leading edge is continuous. In H. opulentellus, there are two white striped overlapping half-way along the wing"

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.