Temnogyropa stenomorpha (Turner, 1940)
(previously known as Coesyra stenomorpha)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Temnogyropa stenomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This Caterpillar is expected to behave like others in the same genus, who live in a portable shelter constructed from two pieces of leaf stitched together with silk. The caterpillar probably feeds on the foliage of

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalypt species, MYRTACEAE ).

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

    The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a brown margin and a broad brown-edged orange submarginal band. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The thorax is brown and the head yellow. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 346-348.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oceophoriddae. IX,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 65 (1940), p. 444.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 25 October 2018)