(one synonym is Eulechria leucostephana Turner, 1916)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves of
The adult moth has off-white forewings each with several variable irregular grey or dark brown areas and spots. The hindwings are brown darkening toward the wingtips. The head is white, and the thorax black or brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:
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, Part IX Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8 (1884), p. 488, No. 201.
(written 19 February 2020, updated 5 March 2020)