OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar was found on a:
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.
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.
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 21 December 2009)