(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Little Desert National Park, Victoria)
This Caterpillar, like those of others in this genus probably feeds on :
When ready to pupate, it attaches itself to a leaf by a cremaster. The pupa when formed sticks out from the leaf, unprotected by a cocoon.
The adult moth has satin white wings, with one brown V shaped diagonal stripe, and one incomplete diagonal stripe, and a brown costa, to each forewing. The hindwings are plain satin white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), pp. 572-573, No. 144.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 78.
(updated 9 April 2011)