(one synonym is Lygropia quaternalis Zeller 1852)
SPILOMELINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Evan Harris, Ipswich, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is green with a brown head. It has been found in a shelter made by rolling a leaftip of its foodplant:
The moth has white and yellow patterned wings with one black dot near the centre and three on the costa of each forewing. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs (listed as Lygropia quaternalis) in
In Australia, specimens of this species have been caught in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.40, p. 356.
A Night at Ray's,
Issue 57 (June 2010), pp. 30-32,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 44.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), pp. 478-479, No. 18.
(updated 30 January 2013, 2 December 2015)