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The caterpillar of this species is pink, with several brown warts on each segment. The head is orange, and there are dark brown chitinous areas on the prothorax and on the last segment.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on the fruits of
The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with grey and yellow markings which fade to brown in museum specimens. The hindwings are plain pale grey. The wings all have a slightly recurved margins, and the forewings each have a slight cusp on their hind margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 57 (1933), p. 180.
(written 9 February 2013, updated 29 July 2019, 7 June 2021)