Grass Webworm
Dorsal
Ellura
Grass Webworm
Ventral
 
                      
Grass Webworm (Hednota enchias)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Grass Webworm (Hednota enchias)
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Other name: Pasture Webworm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10mm long, ~21mm wingspan.
White & brown striped with black bars on the trailing forewings, with dark speckles receding towards the front.
It is very similar to Hednota koojanensis, but that species has a straighter mid-line.
Found one specimen in March.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.