Palimmeces poecilella (Meyrick, 1883)
(previously known as Eulechria poecilella)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Palimmeces poecilella
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of

  • Gum trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    Palimmeces poecilella
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moth has brown forewings with yellow splotches. The hindwings are plain brown.

    The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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. 321, 326.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume VII, Part IV (1882), pp. 531-532.


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    (updated 25 August 2010, 25 October 2018)