OECOPHORIDAE in Australia
Concealer Moths
GELECHIOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

OECOPHORIDAE

caterpillars
  
OECOPHORIDAE

cocoons
  
OECOPHORIDAE

moths
  
OECOPHORIDAE

undersides

These Caterpillars are generally small and hairless. Many feed on ground litter or dead leaves. Some bear cases, some live in the soil, and some live in shelters made joining leaves together with silk.

The family XYLORYCTIDAE was considered to be a subfamily of OECOPHORIDAE by Nielsen et al., but here following the later book A Guide to Australian Moths by Zborowski & Edwards we have listed that as a separate family.

The remaining named species of OECOPHORIDAE represented in Australia (approximately 2,264 in number) are here listed in the subfamilies and groups:

AUTOSTICHINAE
17 species
  
OECOPHORINAE
about 2,102 species
  
STATHMOPODINAE
106 species
  
STENOMATINAE
39 species

with the OECOPHORINAE divided into six groups:-

BAREA
GROUP
  
CHEZALA
GROUP
  
EULECHRIA
GROUP
  
PHILOBOTA
GROUP
  
WINGIA
GROUP
  
OTHER
OECOPHORINAE

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(updated 27 June 2013, 9 December 2018, 1 December 2020, 18 June 2021)