(previously known as Euchaetis acervata)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Karakamia, Western Australia)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on the dead cones of
The adult moth has grey forewings with black markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 19, 114-116.
Volume 1, Part 6 (1914), p. 161.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 70.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)