(previously known as Acontia oxygona)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillar of this species lives in a shelter of two leaves joined by silk. It has been found on a variety of trees, including:
The adult moths have cream forewings with dark markings particularly toward the margin. The hindwings are cream shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.6, p. 228.
Plectophila discalis, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Monday, July 5, 2010.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 219.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 786.
(updated 15 January 2011)