Oenochroa species B
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

This Caterpillar was found on a:

  • Gum Tree ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ),

    between leaves joined with silk. It was buff coloured with a broad dark brown dorso-lateral line each side, a thin dark dorsal line, white between segments, and a pale brown head. It grew to a length of about 1.5 cms.

    It pupated in its leafy shelter.


    (Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)

    The adult moth had grey patterned fore wings, and yellow hind wings with a black border, and had a wing span of about 2 cms.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)


    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. x, 18, 20, 52,163, 417-425, 428.


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    (updated 21 December 2009)