(formerly known as Asthenica stenopolia)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(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
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:
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.
(written 25 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)