(one synonym : Brunia intersecta T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species bores into the stems of :
feeding on the wood and the bark. It covers the entrance hole with silk and frass.
The adult moth has white forewings, each with a broad dark brown stripe and margin. The hindwings are pale yellow with a dark mark near the wingtip. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 6.6, p. 229.
Philarista, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 9, 2010.
(updated 26 July 2006)