ATTEVINAE, YPONOMEUTIDAE, YPONOMEUTOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Julatten, Queensland)
The pupa of this species is white with black spots. It is formed in an extensive white but translucent silk cocoon amongst the foliage of its foodplant. The pupa has a length of about 1.3 cms.
The adult moth has dark orange forewings, each with a variable number of white spots of various sizes. The hindwings are yellow. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 3.24, p. 204.
Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1907), pp. 81-82, No. 120.
(written 6 November 2014, updated 31 March 2019, 10 Setember 2020)