- This page contains pictures and information about Metalmark Moths in
family Choreutidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Moths in this family are from very small to small in size. They have
simple and short antennal. They usually have
the metallic colours on broad wings and are active during the day. They rest
with their wings raised and curled. They walk with rapid jerky style. If
disturbed, they are readily to take off.
- The caterpillars feed on leaves in silky shelter, although some are
leaf-miner, seed feeder and some are stem borers. They pupate in complex
silk cocoon on leaf of food plant.
- Golden Metalmark Moth
- Choreutis ophiosema , body length 10mm
- We often found this Golden Metalmark Moth on the leaves of the fig tree
in our backyard a few times. Please check this page for more
- Metallica Moth
- Choreutis metallica, body length 8mm
- Picture taken in Botanic Garden on Feb 2010. The moth was walking around
on the leaf during the day. Please check this page
for more information.
- 1. Moths of Australia
- I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p290.
- 2. A Guide to Australian
Moths - by Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards, Published by. CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007,
- 3. Choreutidae
- Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks, 2004.
- 4. Moths - family Choreutidae - lifeunseen.com.
- 5. CHOREUTIDAE of Australia - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley.
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