OECOPHORIDAE in Australia
Concealer Moths
GELECHIOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.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 subfamilies of OECOPHORIDAE represented in Australia are

AUTOSTICHINAE

14 species
  
OECOPHORINAE

1845 species
  
STATHMOPODINAE

144 species
  
STENOMATINAE

40 species

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(updated 27 June 2013, 1 February 2017)