(previously known as Nemophora iolampra)
ADELIDAE , INCURVARIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
These caterpillars feed on the flowers of:
Later instars live in a case composed of dead flowers.
The adult moths are speckled grey with a spotty dark band across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. Their antennae are nearly twice as long as the wings.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 16.14, p. 165.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Micro-Lepidoptera - mostly from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 24, Part 6 (1900), p. 17.
(updated 31 March 2013, 18 November 2016)