(formerly known as Epermenia eurybias)
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
The caterpillar of this species is green, with a a broad pale dorsal stripe containing a dark central line. The head and last two segments are paler. The caterpillar lives in a loose silk web on its foodplant. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
Pupation occurs in a sparse cocoon, often in a suitable crack or niche.
The adult moth has grey-brown forewings, each with some dark markings, including a dark diagonal stripe of raised scales across the middle containing some orange spots. The hindwings are grey, becoming brown towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.2 cm.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 429, No. 250.
(written 12 April 2022, updated 6 November 2023)