Eupselia beltera Turner, 1947
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia beltera
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

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

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    Eupselia beltera
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The adult moth has wings that have a yellow basal half, and a dark brown marginal half, separated by a band containg iridescent blue lines. The forewings each have four black spots at the tornus. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

    Eupselia beltera
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

    The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 72 (1947), p. 149, No. 2196.


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    (updated 17 May 2012)