Palimmeces concolor (Turner, 1898)
(one synonym is Eulechria aphanospila Turner, 1916)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Palimmeces concolor
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves of

  • Gum trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

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

    The adult moth has brown forewings, each with several variable vague pale and dark patches. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. The head and thorax are brown, but covered in off-white scales. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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, p. 325.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), p. 206.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), p. 353.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    Lepidoptera
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 31 December 2018)