Catadoceta xanthostephana (Meyrick, 1888)
(previously known as Eulechria xanthostephana)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Catadoceta xanthostephana
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has black forewings with yellow patches. The hindwings are brown, fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    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. 232, 235-236.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XIV. Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 952.


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    (written 20 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)