(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is green and lives in a slight web on new shoots of :
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 two brown diagonal stripes and a brown border around each fore wing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 4.5, 24.3, p. 236.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), pp. 574-575, No. 146.
(updated 9 April 2011)