Palaeodes samealis Hampson, 1913
TINEODIDAE ,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
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(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillar of this species is reported to feed on :

  • Australian Jasmine ( Jasminum volubile , OLEACEAE ).

    The adult moths have undivided wings with hooked wingtips. The wings are brown bearing a mottled pattern including a vague dark band across each one. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 30.6, p. 325.

    George F. Hampson,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume xii (1913), pp. 318-319.


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    (updated 25 January 2012)