(previously known as Gracilaria laciniella)
GRACILLARIINAE , GRACILLARIIDAE , GRACILLARIOIDEA
leaf mine in Eucalyptus leaf
(Photo: courtesy of Farm Forestry New Zealand)
The Caterpillars of this species feed inside leaves, creating a mine or tunnel, and feed on :
The adult moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species is found all along the eastern side of Australia, including
It has recently been found also in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 199.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera III Tineina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), pp. 164-165.
(updated 17 March 2004, 27 February 2017)