Red Leaf Roller
Ventral
Ellura
Sida Tipworm Moth
 
    
Sida Tipworm Moth (Crocidosema plebejana)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Moth Butterfly (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tortrix Moth (:Tortricoidea Tortricidae)
Species: Sida Tipworm Moth (Crocidosema plebejana)
Other name: Cotton Tipworm Moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We have no cotton in SA, but this species is still found. It's caterpillars feed on Malvaceae. Limstone Sida & Clustered Lawrencia are the only Malvaceae plants we've found on Ellura so far. As is our general stance on common names, it's wrong to call something by the introduced plant it eats when it was surviving happily before European invasion.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species