Ceromitia iolampra (Turner, 1900)
(previously known as Nemophora iolampra)
ADELIDAE ,   INCURVARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ceromitia iolampra
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

These caterpillars feed on the flowers of:

  • Various Wattles ( Acacia species, MIMOSACEAE ).

    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.

    Ceromitia iolampra
    (Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

    The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    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.


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    (updated 31 March 2013, 18 November 2016)