(previously known as Lomaschiza physophora)
OLETHREUTINI, OLETHREUTINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Valry Ryland, Magnetic Island, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are stout and pale green with a dark brown head and collar.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on:
The gall on the Lolly Bush was an expanded flower-bud, filled with silk and frass.
The caterpillar pupated in its gall.
The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, with irregular grey and brown markings on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. There is a pale brown tuft over the back of the first abdominal segment.
The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
The underside is plain beige.
The South Asiatic Olethreutini: (Lepidoptera Tortricidae),
1973, Brill (Leiden). p. 376.
Marianne Horak and Furumi Komai,
Olethreutine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 10,
CSIRO Publishing, 2006.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Tortricina,
Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Volume 25 (1901), p. 69.
(updated 15 September 2009, 4 June 2018, 29 September 2020)