COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers , Won Wron, Victoria)
This caterpillar is pale brown, with a dark prothorax and anal plate, a dark broken line along the back, and a broken broad dark stripe along each side. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The caterpillar pupates in a flimsy cocoon on a leaf of its foodplant, or a sheltered area nearby.
The adult moths have black forewings each with four broken white bands, including one at the base. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), p. 818, No. 501.
(written 26 January 2017, updated 26 May 2021, 3 July 2021)