(one synonym is Eulechria brontomorpha Meyrick, 1883)
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 brown or black forewings each with several variable irregular vague white patches. The hindwings are yellowish brown darkening toward the wingtips. The head is pale yellow, 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,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 7 (1883), pp. 530-531.
(written 11 December 2018, updated 10 March 2020, 20 Jamuary 2021)