Isomoralla eriscota (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Philobota eriscota)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Isomoralla eriscota
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

This Caterpillar has been found on the ground in a shelter constructed of two dead leaves joined with silk. It was feeding on the dead leaves of various

  • Gum trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with dark bands across them. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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. 255, 256, 258.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), pp. 1612-1613.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 12 January 2015)