(previously known as Eochroa callianassa)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :
both in PROTEACEAE.
The caterpillar pupates in a cocoon between two joined leaves cut from the foodplant but attached to it with silk.
The adult moth has white wings shading to yellow at the edges. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 24, 29, 95, 96, 202.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 7, Number 4 (1885), pp. 450-451.
(updated 1 November 2012, 16 September 2013, 10 January 2015)