(previously known as Eulechria variegata)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)
These Caterpillars have been found feeding on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has dark brown forewings with off-white markings, including a large white area at the base of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cms.
The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:
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. 321-324, 327.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume VII, Part IV (1882), pp. 528-529.
(updated 25 August 2010, 10 January 2015)