Wednesday, 7 December 2016

GRACILLARIIDAE

Caloptilia azaleella GRACILLARIINAE GRACILLARIIDAE

 

 

Family:- GRACILLARIIDAE
Sub Family:- GRACILLARIINAE
Genus:- Caloptilia
Species:- azaleella











Caloptilia azaleella GRACILLARIINAE GRACILLARIIDAE
The larvae of this moth is considered a pest on azaleas and rhododendrons. They bore into the leaves of the plants. The first two larval instars are sap sucking, the third is tissue feeding (Collins, Moths of Australia 1990).
Caloptilia azaleella is similar to C. xanthopharella (See Wednesday, 18 November 2015), the larval food plant of which is Glochidion ferdinandi (cheese tree).
In both cases the "at rest" stance with the body raised is typical.
Wing span is around 10mm.

************************************************************************************

Heliothela ophideresana HELIOTHELINI SCOPARIINAE CRAMBIDAE

 




Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SCOPARIINAE
Genus:- Heliothela
Species:- ophideresana  







Heliothela ophideresana HELIOTHELINI SCOPARIINAE CRAMBIDAE
I was unable to find out the larval food plant.
Wingspan would be about 15mm.
The lighter areas on the rear wings are usually yellow. 
SYNONYMS:- Heliothela kruegeri, Heliothela ophideres, Heliothela pusilla, Orosana ophideresana
It is found in other countries such as:- Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, (Africanmoths.com).

**********************************************************************************
A total of 40 moth families have been found on this 1 Hectare (2.5 Acre) lot.

**********************************************************************************

No comments:

Post a Comment