Macadamia Flower Caterpillar
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The larvae feed on the flowers of
The adult moth has pale speckled grey forewings each with variable dark markings, sometimes as dark streaks, sometimes as two broken dark bars. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins and margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Philipp Christoph Zeller,
Isis von Oken,
Volume 41, Part 11 (1848), p. 863.
(written 21 January 2021, updated 2 March 2021, 3 January 2022)