(one synonym : Acropolitis tetrica, Turner, 1916)
ARCHIPINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
This Caterpillar is green with a pale brown head. It has been found feeding on various Gum Trees, including:
The caterpillar lives in a shelter of curled leaves joined with silk, and pupates in its shelter.
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with an irregular dark brown mark in the middle, and a group of dark parallel stripes near the margin. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 64.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 380-381, No. 81.
(updated 6 June 2010, 9 July 2019, 8 October 2019, 25 October 2020, 20 December 2021, 21 April 2022)