Pyralid Moths 
Figs Pyralid Moth
Yellow-brown Pyralid Moth
Yellow-red Pyralid Moth
Gragaloo Pyralid Moth
Grass Caterpillar
Brown-yellow Pyralid Moth
Beet Webworm 
Tree Lucerne Moth 
Bird-Dropping Pyralid Moth 


Grass Caterpillar - Herpetogramma licarsisalis

Family Crambidae   

This page contains pictures and information about Grass Caterpillar Pyralid Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Sod Webworm.
Body length 10mm 
This small moth is very common in Brisbane home backyards. The moth is pale brown in colour with brown spots in its wings. We easily find them on plants every summer night. They are also commonly found on window glass. They are seen sometimes in winter. 
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Their larvae are commonly known as Sod Webworm or Grass Caterpillar. They are grass-green to dark brown in colour. They live in tubular silk shelters on the surface of the soil and feed on grasses.
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1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Some moths of PYRAUSTINAE in Australia - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011. 
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig33.18.
4. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p133.  
5. Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker) - AICN, Australian Insects Common Names, CSIRO, 2008. 

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Last updated: August 18, 2011.