(one synonym : Leistomorpha macrozancla Turner, 1941)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars feed on fallen dead leaves of various species of
The caterpillars construct a shelter from two leaves joined with silk. The caterpillars pupate in a cocoon in their shelter.
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings with two black-edged pale yellow marks on each inner margin. 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. 26, 204-207, 214.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. X. Oecophoridae (Continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1884), pp. 510-511.
(updated 1 November 2012, 12 January 2015)