(one synonym : Eulechria fulvitincta Turner, 1938)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the dead leaves of various species of MYRTACEAE in the genera :
The adult moths are grey with dark spots and speckles on each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 208-211, 214.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume 29 (1864), p. 643.
(written 13 October 2014, 10 January 2015)