(formerly known as Cryptolechia effractella)
DEPRESSARIIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
The Caterpillar of this species normally feeds inside the growing shoots of trees in STERCULIACEAE including:
although it has been known to attack:
The adult has wings which each look as though two arcs haves been cut out of the costa. The wings are off-white with dark markings, including one on the tip of each forewing. There are also raised areas on the wings made of loose scales. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.5, p. 239.
Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 164.
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Nieuwe Exotische Tineinen,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 21 (1878), p. 139, and also Plate 7, figs. 17-25.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 80.
(updated 5 January 2010)