Stegasta variana Meyrick, 1904
GELECHIINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stegasta variana
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species feed on:

  • Senna ( Senna species, CAESALPINIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have dark brown forewings, with white and orange markings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been reported in

  • Hong Kong, and
  • Vanuatu,

    as well as in Australia in:

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 314.


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    (updated 2 May 2010)