Prays parilis Turner, 1923
Lemon Bud Moth
PRAYDINAE ,   YPONOMEUTIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prays parilis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars are a pest on:

  • Citrus flowers, e.g. Lemon, Orange, ( RUTACEAE ),

    The adult moths are fawn with brown markings, and have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

    The species occurs in

  • Cook Islands,
  • New Zealand,

    and in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 21.5, pp. 203-204.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 168.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 31 March 2013)