Eupselia holoxantha Lower, 1894
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia holoxantha
(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 hindwings are yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 105.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 97.


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    (updated 1 February 2010)