(previously known as Choreutis lampadias)
CHOREUTINAE, CHOREUTIDAE, SESIOIDEA
(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
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 :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.15, p. 293.
Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1907), p. 110-111, No. 205.
(written 17 April 2019)