Trachydora musaea Meyrick, 1897
CHRYSOPELEIINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trachydora musaea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars make and live in galls on twigs of

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have pale brown forewings which have a broad dark stripe from base to margin, and tufts of scales sticking up. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Australian Moths,
    Jacaranda Press, Brisbane (1963) figure 129, p. 58.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 398, No. 182.


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    (updated 21 August 2012)