Rust Gall Moth
(erroneously : Pyralis aegalis)
PYRALINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Kaye Proudley, Victoria)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding and living inside :
The moth has forewings with grey and brown areas delineated by broken white lines. In its normal posture, it holds the abdomen curved up in the air. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
and south-eastern Australia, including::
Further reading :
The insect fauna inhabiting Uromycladium (Uredinales) rust galls on Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) in Tasmania,
The Australian Entomologist,
Volume 29, Part 3 (September 2002), pp. 81-95.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.1, p. 349.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 78.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), pp. 912-913.
(updated 23 July 2013, 18 June 2015, 15 January 2021)