(previously known as Eulechria hemiphanes)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen & Tony Daley, Insects of Tasmania)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has off-white forewings, each with black markings, including several black spots, and black marks along the costa. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2 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, p. 326.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 7, Part 4 (1882), pp. 529-530, No. 88.
(written 13 February 2017)