Stegommata leptomitella Meyrick, 1880
Hakea Leaf-Miner
LYONETIIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

This Caterpillar bores into the leaves of :

  • Needlewoods ( Hakea species, PROTEACEAE ).

    Initially their leaf mine is straight and filled with frass, typically in a leaf of a young shoot. Later their mine turns into a blotch with frass around the periphery.

    To pupate, they leave their mine, and pupate nearby in a flimsy white cocoon.


    (Photo: courtesy of Landcare Research Ltd., New Zealand)

    This moth is fawn with hairy wings. It has a wingspan of about 8 mm.

    The moth is found in

  • New Zealand,

    and in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 215-216.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), p. 172.


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    (updated 18 May 2004, 4 March 2017)