(previously known as Protolechia nyctias)
This Caterpillar was found in Sydney feeding on young shoots of :
living between leaves joined with silk. It grew to a length of 1 cm.
It produced a boring little dark brown moth, with a white spot near the centre of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found over most of Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 29 (1904), p. 353, No. 148.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 87.
(updated 12 January 2013, 3 May 2021)