ARCHIPINI, TORTRICINAE, TORTRICIDAE, TORTRICOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
These Caterpillars are a yellowish-green, with a dark dorsal line, sparse short white hairs, and a pale brown head. The caterpillars are roughly 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 has pale brown wings, with the forewings having dark markings including a diagonal dark patch near the middle of the costa. The natural posture has a bell-shaped outline. 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, 8 July 2019)