Eutorna epicnephes Meyrick, 1906
Pomaderris Miner
DEPRESSARIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eutorna epicnephes
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)

Early instars of the Caterpillar of this species have been found initially mining the leaves of

  • Yellow Dogwood ( Pomaderris elliptica, RHAMNACEAE ).

    Later instars emerge and feed openly on the leaves.

    The mature caterpillar forms a pupa that hangs from the underside of a leaf.

    The adult moth has speckled grey-brown forewings each with a pattern of vague light and dark areas. The hindwings are off-white shading to grey-brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

    Eutorna epicnephes
    (Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Eutorna epicnephes
    oops: lost its abdomen
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 46.


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    (written 22 November 2019)