Pholeutis neolecta Meyrick, 1906
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pholeutis neolecta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding in the leaf litter on the dead leaves of

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings each with a dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 428-429, 431-433.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 50.


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    (written 3 December 2018)