(Photo: courtesy of the South Australian Research and Development Institute)
This Caterpillar bores into galls on the stems of :
The Caterpillar is white with a brown head.
The adult moth has black forewings, each with a small pale comma mark near the middle. The hindwings are either grey or orange. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 29.18, p. 318.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume III, Number 8 (1856), p. 289.
(updated 27 April 2009, 19 December 2013, 18 November 2015)