(previously known as : Hyponomeuta internellus)
YPONOMEUTINAE, YPONOMEUTIDAE, YPONOMEUTOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The Caterpillars of this species live communally in a silken web on their food plant. They commonly feed on:
The adult moth has white forewings with black tips and each with about 27 black spots. The hindwings are a silky buff colour. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 3.29, p. 204.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), p. 533, No. 19.
(updated 31 March 2013)