Heteroteucha anthodora (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Coesyra anthodora)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heteroteucha anthodora
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Colquhoun Regional Park, Victoria)

These Caterpillars feed on the ground on dead leaves of various species of

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth is off-white, with a brown band across the thorax, and two indistinct brown bands across each forewing. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 119, 121.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae (Continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), pp. 765-766, No. 310.


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    (written 23 January 2017)