Leuroperna sera (Meyrick, 1885)
(previously known as Rhigognostis sera)
PLUTELLIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Leuroperna sera
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This caterpillar feeds on various species of BRASSICACEAE.

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

The adult moth is fawn with brown markings, and has a wingspan of about 1 cm.

It is found over much of south-east Asia, including:

  • Japan,
  • New Zealand, and
  • Taiwan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common, Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 21.8, p. 208.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera,
    New Zealand Journal of Science,
    Volume 2 (1885), p. 591.


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    (updated 25 May 2010, 9 October 2013)