Trichloma asbolophora Lower, 1902
AUTOSTICHINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trichloma asbolophora
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed by boring into the branches of

  • Bull Oak ( Allocasuarina luehmannii, CASUARINACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown patchy forewings. The hindwings are pplain pale brown. The wingspan is variable, usually between 2 and 4 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Victoria.


    Further reading-

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 239.


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    (written 21 December 2018)