(previously known as Coesyra stenoptera)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
This Caterpillar feeds on dead leaves of various
The caterpillar lives in a shelter constructed by joining leaves with silk.
The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings each with a broad black-edged brown margin. The hindwings are plain brown.
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. 81, 83-85.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XI. Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), p. 780.
(updated 18 April 2011, 9 January 2015)