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  Sorghum Head Moth (Cryptoblabes adoceta)





Sorghum Head Moth | Cryptoblabes adoceta photo
Sorghum Head Moth

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Sorghum Head Moth | Cryptoblabes adoceta photo
Sorghum Head Moth

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Sorghum Head Moth | Cryptoblabes adoceta photo
Sorghum Head Moth

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



SORGHUM HEAD MOTH FACTS

Identification
The adult Sorghum Head Moth is grey marbled with reddish brown with a pale band across the middle of the forewings, and a less distinct pale band near the end of the forewings. The legs are long and sturdy in proportion to the body.

Size
wingspan 15mm

Food
The caterpillars feed in the seed heads of Sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor)

Range
found in Northern Territory and Queensland



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pyralidae
Genus:Cryptoblabes
Species:adoceta
Common Name:Sorghum Head Moth