(previously known as : Culama expressa)
COSSINAE, COSSIDAE, COSSOIDEA
Ian F.B. Common & Stella Crossley
(Photo : courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
These Caterpillars have been found boring into :
The larval tunnels often interconnect with those of other caterpillars of the same species.
The caterpillars pupate in their tunnel near the entrance in a cocoon covered in frass.
The adult moths are grey or brown with a pale diagonal band and a fine black tracery on each forewing. They have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 26.6, plate 24.8, p. 270.
Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
3454 (2012), p. 17.
Thomas P. Lucas,
New species of Queensland Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), pp. 246-247.
(updated 24 November 2010, 23 February 2017, 24 May 2021, 20 June 2022)