LYONETIIDAE , YPONOMEUTOIDEA
This Caterpillar bores into the leaves of :
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.
This moth is fawn with hairy wings. It has a wingspan of about 8 mm.
The moth is found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 215-216.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), p. 172.
(updated 18 May 2004, 4 March 2017)