PASTURE WEBWORM FACTS
Hednota longipalpella is a moth from the family Crambidae. The forewings are brown with narrow bands across each wing like left and right brackets. The far edge of the wing is fringed with paler scales. hindwings are pale brown, fringed with a paler margin. The moth has relatively large eyes and long antennae. The caterpillar is known as Pasture Webworm and is brownish and grows to about 15 mm long.
length about 1cm, with wingspan about 2cm
Pasture webworm caterpillars feed on various species of grass plants including pasture grasses
The eggs are laid in grass and hatch into caterpillars which feed on the grass plants. The pupae are about 12 mm long and are pale yellow to start with before turning brown.
Hednota longipalpella is found in many parts of Australia including New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
|Common Name:||Pasture Webworm|
Relatives in same Genus
Webworm (H. bivittella)
Webworm (H. pleniferellus)
Pasture Webworm (H. relatalis)