(one synonym : Paraspistes ioloncha Meyrick, 1905)
DICHOMERIDINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is an agricultural pest. It favours eating
forming a shelter by webbing leaves together.
The adult moths have pale brown forewings with vague dark markings near the wingtips. The hindwings are a uniform grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cm.
The species has been found in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1891, p. 94, and also Plate 4, fig. 31.
(written 26 March 2014)