OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Merlin Crossley, Melbourne, Victoria)
This Caterpillar is bluish white with two brown lateral stripes. It feeds on the foliage of:
and lives a in shelter of leaves joined by silk. It grows to a length of about 1.5 cms.
The caterpillar pupates in its shelter.
The forewings of the adult moths are grey flecked with darker grey, and marked by a white hind line. The hindwings are pale orange. The moths have a wing span of about 1.5 cms.
The species was found in Victoria.
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. x, 18, 20, 52,163, 417-425, 428.
(updated 7 October 2012, 18 October 2013)