Antipterna euanthes (Meyrick, 1885)
(previously known as Ocystola euanthes)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Antipterna euanthes
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Mount Dandenong, Victoria)

This Caterpillar feeds on the leaves of:

  • Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).

    The caterpillar folds over the tip of a leaf to make a shelter in which it lives and develops, continuing development even after the leaf is shed and falls to the ground.

    The forewings of the adult moth of this species are dark brown with two broad yellow bands across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, 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, 1994, pp. 32, 310, 312, 313.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, XII Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Issue 4 (1885), p. 1072.


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    (written 27 June 2013, updated 10 January 2015)