(also known as : Dichomeris ochreoviridella)
DICHOMERIDINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum)
The Caterpillars of this species are brown with a black head, thorax, and tail. They feed on:
The adult moths have grey-brown forewings each with a large dark mark with a pale outline on the costa. The hindwings are orange with a broad dark margin. At rest, the moths are inclined to tuck the wings in towards the end of the abdomen, but splay them out the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The males have a greenish tinge to their forewings.
The species is found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.24, p. 259.
Die Lepidopterenfauna des Bismarck-Archipels. (2). Die Nachtfalter,
Volume 12, Part 29 (1900), p. 236, No. 453.
(updated 7 May 2011)