(formerly known as Eulechria tephropolia)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed in the ground litter on the dead leaves of
The adult moth of this species is pale grey with a scattering of brown dots on each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
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. 215-216.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 63 (1938), p. 41, No. 792.
(written 17 April 2019)