The twig girdler moth of Australian nut trees

Wallace, C.R.

Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales 47(10): 566-568


On the north coast of New South Wales, the nut trees, Macadamia ternifolia and M. integrifolia, are frequently injured by the larvae of Phthonerodes (Xyloryda) luteotactella, Wlk. Brief descriptions are given of the larva and adult. Immature larvae were observed in January, from June to August, and in October, and in June and October larvae of the final instar were also present.