YPONOMEUTINAE , YPONOMEUTIDAE , YPONOMEUTOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of live singly on a small web on the foodplant They feed on:
The adult moth has white fore wings with black spots. The hind wings and abdomen are a dark grey or brown colour. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 21.4, p. 204.
Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae.,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1907), p. 150, No. 287.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 220.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 59.
(updated 25 October 2010)