Yponomeuta paurodes Meyrick, 1907
YPONOMEUTINAE ,   YPONOMEUTIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of live singly on a small web on the foodplant They feed on:

  • Red Olive Berry ( Elaeodendron australe, CELASTRACEAE ).

    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

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 21.4, p. 204.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 150, No. 287.

    Buck Richardson,
    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.


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    (updated 25 October 2010)