(previously known as Eulechria poecilella)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has brown forewings with yellow splotches. The hindwings are plain brown.
The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:
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. 321, 326.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume VII, Part IV (1882), pp. 531-532.
(updated 25 August 2010, 10 January 2015)