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Original description

2. Diagnosis

2.1. Original description

3. Biology

3.1. Larval hostplants

  • [Casuarinaceae:] Allocasuarina littoralis [= Casuarina littoralis, Casuarina suberosa] (black she-oak, black sheoak, river black-oak)
  • [Casuarinaceae:] Casuarina sp. ??

Meyrick (1897) noticed: "Larva on Casuarina suberosa boring into the twigs in November; case long, slender, formed of several superadded sections of bored twigs of the foodplant." This plant is now known as Allocasuarina littoralis.

Baldizzone (1996: 98) wrote: "According to the original description, also reported by Common (1990: 241) 'the larvae construct a slender, elongate case from small pieces of the twigs of Casuarina (Casuarinaceae) on which they feed.' Unfortunately the original series kept in the BMNH as well as the specimens in ANIC are without larval cases so that it is impossible to illustrate the cases."

(Author: Erwin Rennwald)

4. Further information

4.1. Taxonomy

Baldizzone (1996: 99-100) transfers the genus Corythangela with its type species Corythangela galeata from the Coleophoridae to the family Batrachedridae.

(Author: Erwin Rennwald)

4.2. Literature