Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley
flower cluster showing bud with borehole
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Concord, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar bores into the buds and developing seeds of :
The adult moth has split wings, like those of the family PTEROPHORIDAE. It has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
Specimens have been caught in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 325.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 30 (1864), p. 945, No. 56.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 121.
(updated 19 May 2011)