(previously known as Sciaphila rudisana)
TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The caterpillars of this species lives in a shelter consisting of a rolled leaf held with silk. The caterpillar attacks a variety of plants, including:
The adult moth has wings that are pale brown, with a complex pattern on each forewing. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms. The pheromones of this species have been identified.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 59, 60, 68.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), pp. 349-350, No. 58.
(updated 17 December 2010)