(also known as Platyptilus emissalis)
PTEROPHORINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These caterpillars are off-white with pink markings. They live in a sparse web that is decorated with frass. The have been found feeding on the leaves of:
The moth has brown plumes, with two pale marks near each forewing wingtip, and several dark marks on each forewing costa. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been taken in :
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 30 (1864), p. 930, No. 14.
(updated 17 October 2010, 24 October 2014, 15 May 2021)