Eochrois callianassa (Meyrick, 1883)
(previously known as Eochroa callianassa)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eochrois callianassa
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :

  • Silver Banksia ( Banksia marginata ), and
  • Swamp Banksia ( Banksia paludosa ),

    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.

    Eochrois callianassa
    (Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

    The species has been found in:

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


    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.

    Edward Meyrick,
    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.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 16 September 2013, 10 January 2015)