Conopomorpha heliopla Meyrick, 1907
GRACILLARIINAE,   GRACILLARIIDAE,   GRACILLARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • galls caused by a rust fungus Uromycladium species ( PUCCINALES )

  • Wattles ( Acacia species, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths are golden brown, with about a dozen white marks on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    This species has been found in Australia in

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), pp. 57-58, No. 27.


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    (written 23 December 2018)