COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Craig Nieminski, Darwin, Northern Territory)
These Caterpillars are yellowish green with brown sides, and a brown head and prothorax. They have been found feeding on
The caterpillars live in a shelter composed of leaflets joined with silk.
The adult moths have dark brown forewings with bold cream patches. The hindwings are brown with long hairy fringes along the hind margins. The wingspan is about 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,
Volume 10, Part 4 (1886), pp. 806-807, No. 484.
(updated 21 August 2012)