Australian Guava Moth
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Maleny, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are pests, boring into the fruit and seeds of many fruit trees, including
The adult moth has off-white forewings, each with a scattering of grey-brown dots, and several dark marks along the costa, and two irregular dark blotches in the middle. The males also have a half-naked raised membrane running along the middle of the wing The hindwings are white. The body is orange, but covered in white hair. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VI. Tortricina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 6, Number 3 (1881), p. 701.
(written 28 December 2018, updated 24 October 2019, 18 January 2020)