Alucita pygmaea Meyrick, 1890
ALUCITIDAE,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Coburg, Victoria)

This Caterpillar is reported to feed on the fruit of :

  • Wild Lemon ( Canthium oleifolium, RUBIACEAE ).

    The adult moth has a wingspan of about 0.8 cms.

    It may be found over south east Asia and the south Pacific, including

  • Fiji,

    and much of Australia, including

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 30.13, p. 328.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of additional Pyralidina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1112-1113.


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    (updated 14 January 2011)