(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans)
This Caterpillar is brown with sparse hairs, with a brown and black speckled head. It lives on its foodplant in a shelter made of leaves and frass joined together with silk. It feeds on the leaves of:
The adult moth is off-white with a vague brown mark on the rear edge of each forewing. The moth can erect a dark crest on the thorax. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 23.1, p. 228.
Tymbophora, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 47.
Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera Part I,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 13 (1890), pp. 56-57, No. 52.
(written 17 November 2001, updated 7 October 2012, 6 April 2015, 3 December 2020)