(one synonym : Eboda chlorocosma Turner, 1925)
TORTRICINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillars live and feed in a shelter made of leaves of their host plant joined with silk.
The adult moth of this species has peculiar brown forewings, each with a large green patch by the base along the costa, an erect brown tuft of scales on the costa, and a bi-concave costa and concave hind-margin. The green colour fades to brown in old specimens. The hindwings are yellowish-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 278, plate 7.12.
Revision of Australian Tortricina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 35 (1910), pp. 290-291, No. 285.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 49 (1925), p. 53.
(written 17 June 2019, updated 21 October 2019)