Garrha species
Wingia Group,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

This Caterpillar has been found feeding on:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ),

    living between leaves joined with silk. It is a translucent mottled reddish-green, with white between the segments, a thin dark dorsal line, and a brown head. The prothorax is also brown but has a pale dorsal patch. The Caterpillar grows to a length of about 1 cm.


    (Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

    It produces a boring little brown moth with dark edges to the wings, some dark spots near the middle of each fore wing. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,   Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 222.

    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. 294-302.


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    (updated 17 May 2011)