Erythrisa oenoessa (Turner, 1938)
(formerly known as Eulechria oenoessa)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on webbed dead leaves of

  • Coast Banksia ( Banksia integrifolia, PROTEACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species have brown forewings that each have a short dark streak by the base, and one or more dark spots near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 80, 86-88.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 42, No. 797.


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    (written 15 January 2019)