(previously known as Eulechria brachypepla)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is thought to live in a cylindrical case open at both ends, constructed from rolling up a piece of a dead leaf, and securing and lining it with silk. The caterpillar probably feeds on the ground on dead leaves of
The adult moth has brown forewings, each crossed by three broad ragged white bands. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 146, 149.
Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera Oecophoridae VIII,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 524-525.
(written 20 October 2014, updated 17 January 2015)