ACENTROPINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Millaa Millaa, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species live in cases constructed from silk and bits of vegetation. The caterpillars are thought to feed on
The forewings of the adult moths have a striking pattern of orange, brown, and white markings. The hindwings have a brown and white pattern, edged with a black arc containing white and yellow spots. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
This species can be distinguished from the similar Nymphicula queenslandica by the near-straight hindwing subterminal lines, the mainly orange (rather than mainly white) near-basal stripe across the forewing, and the larger metallic patch in the middle of the forewing.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
David J.L. Agassiz,
A preliminary study of the genus Nymphicula Snellen from Australia, New Guinea and the south Pacific (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Acentropinae),
Volume 3774, Part 5 (2014), pp. 401–429.
(written 13 April 2019)