(formerly known as Telecrates heliomacula)
XYLORYCTIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are normally found boring into the stems of :
but have also been found boring into the stems of :
The adult moth has yellow wings with broad black margins, with black tracery on the forewings. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 6.1, p. 229.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), pp. 92-93.
(updated 5 January 2010)