Arotrophora arcuatalis (Walker, [1866])
Banksia Boring Moth
(one synonym : Crambus submarginellus Walker, 1866)
CNEPHASIINI,  , TORTRICINAE ,   TORTRICIDAE ,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Banksia flower bud damaged by this Caterpillar
(Photo: courtesy of Bill Woods, Western Australia Department of Agriculture)

This Caterpillar is a pest, feeding on the flower spikes of :

  • Candle Flowers ( Banksia, PROTEACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of the South Australian Research and Development Institute)

    The adults brown with grey markings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms. The pheromones of this species have been identified.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1474.


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    (updated 2 September 2008)