This Caterpillar lives in a lacy silk shelter covered in frass on the underside of a leaf of a food plant. It feeds on:
When ready to pupate, it attaches itself to a leaf or twig by the tail. When formed: the pupa sticks out, unprotected by a cocoon.
The adult moth has forewings that are buff in the basal half and black in the outer half. There are black ticks along the costa in the buff half, and a muddled buff patch halfway along the hind margin in the black half. The hindwings are bright yellow with a black marginal area. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), p. 1042.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 78.
(updated 29 December 2012, 3 January 2017, 23 September 2019, 18 November 2020)