Cadra perfasciata

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Cadra perfasciata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Cadra
Species: C. perfasciata
Binomial name
Cadra perfasciata
Horak, 1994[1][2]

Cadra perfasciata is a species of snout moth in the genus Cadra. It was described by Horak in 1994.[1] It is found in the southern arid areas of Australia, on both sides of the Nullabor Plain.

The wingspan is 14–17 mm for males and 15–18 mm for females. The head, thorax, forewing and abdomen are finely speckled with white and grey scales or white-tipped grey scales, with a wide colour range from pale (predominantly white scales) to dark grey.[3]


  1. ^ a b "World Pyraloidea Database". Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ Cadra at funet
  3. ^ Horak, M., 1994: A review of Cadra Walker in Australia: Five new native species and the two introduced pest species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 33 (3): 245-262. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1994.tb01225.x. Full article: [1]