(formerly known as Eulechria philostaura)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on dead leaves, of various species, including
The adult moth of this species has patchy grey-brown forewings with dark markings, including a dark submarginal line and a submarginal arc of dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
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, pp. 267, 291.
DDescriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), p. 537.
(written 23 October 2014, updated 15 January 2015)