Peritornenta circulatella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as: Cryptolechia circulatella)
DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Peritornenta circulatella
(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, Mudgeeraba, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on plants in SAPINDACEAE, including, in coastal areas :

  • Tuckaroo ( Cupaniopsis anacardioides ),

    and in arid areas the caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Whitewood ( Atalaya hemiclauca ).

    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

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 68 (March 2013), pp. 13-16,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Francis Walker,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    British Museum, Part 29, 1864, p. 767.


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    (written 6 February 2014)