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

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

These Caterpillars are off-white with vague dark lines along the body. The caterpillars live in a sinuous tubular gallery between foodplant leaves, The caterpillars feed nocturnally on the foliage of:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The pupa is formed naked and attached by the tail perpendicular to a twig or leaf.

    Eupselia satrapella
    Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

    The adult moth has pale brown or yellow forewings each with a broad dark brown margin, and a bunch of black spots near the tornus. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    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), pp. 220-222.

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

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 78.


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    (updated 25 September 2011, 14 May 2016)