Artiastis stenopolia (Turner, 1936)
(formerly known as Asthenica stenopolia)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Artiastis stenopolia
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This Caterpillar lives between a pair of leaves of their foodplant joined with silk. The caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Blakely's Red Gum ( Eucalyptus blakelyi, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have pale forewings that have grey speckles and dots. The hindwings are grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 120-121, 123.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 61 (1936), p. 303.


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    (written 25 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)