CHRYSOPELEIINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars make and live in galls on twigs of
The adult moths have pale brown forewings which have a broad dark stripe from base to margin, and tufts of scales sticking up. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Jacaranda Press, Brisbane (1963) figure 129, p. 58.
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 398, No. 182.
(updated 21 August 2012)