Caloptilia bryonoma (Turner, 1914)
(previously known as Cyphosticha bryonoma)
GRACILLARIINAE ,   GRACILLARIIDAE ,   GRACILLARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum

The Caterpillars of this species feed on:

  • Antarctic Beech ( Nothofagus moorei, FAGACEAE ).

    The adult moth has a fringe on the trailing edge of each wing. The fore wings have a pattern of light and dark brown markings. The hind wings are a uniform dark brown. Its wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.

    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Lepidoptera of Ebor Scrub, N.S.W.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 39 (1914), p. 563.


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    (updated 7 October 2001)