(previously known as Eulechria hemiphanes)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves, especially of
The adult moth has variable grey or brown forewings, each with darker black or brown markings. The hindwings are grey-brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
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. 326.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 7, Part 4 (1882), pp. 529-530, No. 88.
(written 13 February 2017, updated 25 October 2018, 28 March 2021)