Gymnocoila callimeris (Meyrick, 1888)
(formerly known as Eulechria sciophanes)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are off-white, with forewings that each have a partial brown costal streak, a dark spot near the middle, and variable brown patches. The hindwings are brown. The head is white, the thorax brown, and the abdomen banded in white and brown, and tipped by a gold tuft. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 304-306.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XIV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 958-959, No. 567 (86c).


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    (written 31 December 2018)