Alfalfa Leaf Tier
(one synonym : Ypsolophus ochrophanes Meyrick, 1907)
DICHOMERINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
This Caterpiller is a pest in the tropics on crops in the family FABACEAE, including
The adult moths have pale brown forewings, with variable dark markings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been reported in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Beiträge zur Lepidoptera-Fauna Sicilien's,
Entomologische Zeitung (Stettiner),
Volume 37 (1876), pp. 148-149.
(updated 22 March 2008, 17 October 2018, 4 May 2021)