Acrocercops plebeia (Turner, 1894)
Wattle Leaf Miner
(previously known as Gracilaria plebeia)
GRACILLARIINAE ,   GRACILLARIIDAE ,   GRACILLARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

These Caterpillars feed in mines nibbled between the upper and lower surfaces of phyllodes of various Wattles.

The adult moths have forewings that are brown with gold markings and white streaks. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 131.


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    (written 19 June 2016)