Eupselia aristonica Meyrick, 1880
HYPERTROPHIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia aristonica
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has forewings that have a cream basal third, and a dark brown marginal two thirds.

    The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.3, p. 236.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IV Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), p. 218.


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    (updated 21 April 2009)