(previously known as Tinea comptella)
HIEROXESTINAE , TINEIDAE , TINEOIDEA
These Caterpillars have been found feeding :
The forewings of the adult moth are black with yellow patches. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as along the east coast of Australia, including
Further reading :
The insect complex inhabiting galls formed by Cecidomyia acaciaelongifoliae Skuse (Diptera: CECIDOMYIIDAE) on Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) in Tasmania,
The Australian Entomologist, Volume 33, Part 1 (March 2006), pp. 1-4.
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.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 30 (1864), p. 1007.
(updated 13 August 2011)