(formerly known as Protolechia chionoprora)
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria)
The Caterpillar of this species has alternating rings of black and white. It lives in a shelter made by joining leaves of its foodplant together with silk. The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of
The adult moths have five variable long streaks on each forewing, alternating dark and pale brown with white and yellow. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New and little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera, Part II,
courtesy of the
Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
1926, p. 138.
(written 11 January 2017, updated 1 December 2022)