(previously known as Eulechria habrophanes)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Tarra-Bulga National Park, Victoria)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has dark brown forewings with white splotches. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
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. 321, 326.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume VII, Part IV (1882), pp. 532-533, No. 91.
(written 28 January 2017)