Hoop Pine Seed Moth
STATHMOPODINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on the flowers and seeds of
The adult moths are yellow with a pattern of white, grey, black, pink, and blue on each forewing, although the colours fade to various shades of brown in museum specimens. The hindwings are plain brown. The inner margin of each wing is heavily fringed with hairs. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 22.16, p. 226.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 22, Part 2 (1897), p. 315.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 183.
(updated 27 July 2013, 12 January 2015)