(previously known as Proterocosma aellotricha)
COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Caroline Harding, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand)
This Caterpillar is pale yellow with a brown head and prothorax. It grows to a length of about 1 cm. It is a pest on
The adult moth has black, brown and white patterned forewings and plain brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found in the south Pacific, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera,
Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute,
Volume 21 (1889), p. 175, No. 30.
(written 13 August 2003, updated 21 August 2012, 26 May 2021)