(one synonym is Heliocausta eudoxa Meyrick, 1886)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
brown spotted form
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)
The Caterpillar of this species initially joins live green leaves together with silk to form a shelter. Later it cuts the leaf stems and feeds on the dead leaves on ground. It has been found feeding on
The forewings of the adult moths of this species are sometimes yellow, each with a dark brown along the margin extending partly along the inner margin. Other specimens are brown, sometimes reddish, with a smattering of vague dark spots. The hindwings are yellow, each with a brown band along the margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
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. 270-274, 281.
Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), pp. 831-832, No. 518 (43a).
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 760.
(written 3 February 2017)