Wingspan of 30-35 mm and a body length of ca. 14-17 mm. Forewings are straw coloured with dark brown streaks across each forewing. Hindwings are white.
Final instars reach 35 mm in length. Body is purple to pink dorsally and white ventrally. The head is orange-red.
Bead like and yellowish in colour. Laid in 1-3 rows, usually on the inner surface of leaf sheaths.
Southern Asia and northern Oceania
Rice, millet, sugarcane, sorghum, wheat and maize.
Larvae feed on rolled leaves and bore into stems to feed. Boring into stems results in damage to growing points, wilting, dead hearts and stem breakage.
2-6 (depending on temperatures)