(formerly known as Oxyptilus cinctipedalis)
PTEROPHORINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found boring into the buds of:
The adult moth is light and dark brown, with multi-lobed wings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The eggs are laid on a flower bud of the foodplant.
The species occurs across Asia, and also in Australia in:
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 30 (1865), p. 935, No. 20.
(updated 4 June 2003, 1 September 2021)