(previously known as: Cryptolechia circulatella)
DEPRESSARIIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
The Caterpillar of this species is green with yellow between the segments, and a dark brown head. The caterpillar has been found feeding on plants in SAPINDACEAE, including, in coastal areas :
and in arid areas the caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth has brown forewings each with a fragmented and intrusive silver margin and costa. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 4.2, 24.6, p. 239.
Graham J. McDonald,
Moths - The Weird and the Wonderful,
Issue 68 (March 2013), pp. 13-16,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
British Museum, Part 29, 1864, p. 767.
(written 6 February 2014, updated 13 April 2017)