(one synonym: Blastobasis sarcophaga Meyrick, 1902)
BLASTOBASIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :
The adult moths are brown with dark marks around the margin, and two broken dark diagonal stripes across each forewing.
The species was introduced into Australia by accident from Europe. It is now found in :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 251.
Catalogue of the Pterophoridae, Tortricidae, and Tineidae of the Madeira Islands,
Transactions of the Entomological Society London,
1894, pp. 550-551.
(updated 2 March 2008, 15 February 2017)