Asterivora lampadias (Meyrick, 1907)
(previously known as Choreutis lampadias)
CHOREUTINAE,   CHOREUTIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of various species of ASTERACEAE, including

  • Australian Daisy ( Brachyscome species ), and
  • Australian Sunflowers ( Helichrysum species ).

    The adults moths have brown forewings each with several vague transverse white bars across the wings, some of which join up, and some peter out, and some silver and black patches. The hindwings are grey, each fading to white at the bases, with a narrow dark border, and two wiggly white submarginal patches. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species is found in :

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.15, p. 293.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 110-111, No. 205.


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    (written 17 April 2019)