Garrha pudica (Zeller, 1855)
(previously known as Cryptolechia pudica)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Garrha pudica
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings, with one large, and two small dark spots near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are a silky pale brown. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been observed in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 4.9, p. 222.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I:The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 21, 24-26, 295, 298, 301.

    Philipp Christoph Zeller,
    Nachtrag zu den im 9ten Bande beschriebenen Arten des Genus Cryptolechia,
    Linnaea Entomologica (Linn. Ent., Berlin),
    Volume 10 (1855), pp. 152-153.


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    (updated 12 March 2011)