(also known as Sinpunctiptilia 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)