Euchaetis metallota Meyrick, 1883
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)

This Caterpillar has been found inside a gall on

  • Varnished Gum ( Eucalyptus vernicosa, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species has forewings with a lacey brown pattern on pale yellow. The hindwings are plain yellow. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.

    The species may be found over much of Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, figs. 13.1, 13.2, pl. 4.8, p. 222.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1994, pp. 268-270.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, VIII Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), p. 486.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 16 December 2014, 10 January 2015)