(previously known as Copromorpha prasinochroa)
COPROMORPHIDAE , COPROMORPHOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland)
These caterpillars feed on the buds and new growth of various Fig trees ( MORACEAE ), including:
The adult moths have forewings that are green with brown flecks. The hindwings are a shiny grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens.
The species has been found in :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.29, fig. 53.2, pp. 314,315.
Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 30 (1906), pp. 52-53.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 118.
(updated 21 August 2012)