Anomozancla scopariella (Walker, 1864)
(Formerly known as Cryptolechia scopariella)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillar of this species has been found among the dead leaves of a:

  • Gum Tree ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has off-white forewings with a pattern of short brown or grey streaks. The hindwings are plain grey. The moth has a wing span of about 2.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.

    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. 188-191, 193.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 765-766, No. 148.


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    (written 13 November 2018)