TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
These Caterpillars are a yellowish-green, with a dark dorsal line, and sparse short white hairs. They are cylindrical, narrowing towards the head and the tail. The caterpillars are an orchard pest, attacking the fruit of:
but have been found attacking plants in many other families including
The caterpillars live in shelters composed of leaves joined with silk.
The adult moth of this species has cream wings, with a dark patch near the middle of the costa on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The pheromones of this species have been investigated.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Tortricina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 35, Part 2 (1910), pp. 224-225, No. 157.
(updated 5 April 2011)