Macadamia Leaf Miner
GRACILLARIINAE , GRACILLARIIDAE , GRACILLARIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are a pest on :
eating the flesh between the upper and lower skins of the leaves. They are also found on:
When it is mature, the caterpillar leaves its leafmine to form a cocoon nearby.
The adult moths have dark forewings with three white bars across each one. The hindwings are very narrow and have an extensive plume of hairs along the inner margin. The wingspan is about 7 mms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 20.11, p. 199.
A. Jefferis Turner,
A revision of the Australian Gracilariidae (Lepidoptera),
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 64 (1940), p. 59, No. 61.
(updated 3 November 2004, 27 February 2017)