(previously known as Acroclyta hortaria)
EUCOSMINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Todd Burrows, South Stradbroke Island)
These Caterpillars are yellow with a greenish tinge, and have a black head. They live in a shelter made from a rolled leaf of a foodplant. They have been found feeding on:
The pupa is formed in a silk cocoon in the shelter.
The adult moth of this species has forewings that have a brown pattern including a large irregular dark brown bar from the wingtip to the hind margin. The forewings each have a recurved apex. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in:
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Tortricina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 36, Part 2 (1911), pp. 241-242, No. 336.
(updated 24 July 2011)