Eupselia beatella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as Orosana beatella)
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia beatella
(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 are striped black and grey but covered in white dots, except each has a black semicircular area on the inner margin, and a large round black subterminal blob.

    The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), p. 999.


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    (updated 29 May 2011)