ARCHIPINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding inside the faecal pellets of :
The adult moth has forewings each with a complex pattern of light and dark brown, crossed by an irregular white band. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
The genus Argyrotoxa is inappropriate for this species, but no suitable one has yet been described.
Further reading :
A. Melzer, M.A. Schneider, and D. Lamb,
Insects associated with the faecal pellets of the Koala Phascolarctosa cinereus Goldfuss,
The Australian Entomologist,
Volume 21, Part 3 (September 1994), pp. 69-70.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 49 (1925), pp. 52-53.
(updated 14 July 2004, 14 February 2017)