Lomera boisduvalii (Westwood, 1856)
(previously known as Oiketicus boisduvalii)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


case and empty pupa of male
Drawing: John O. Westwood, listed as Oiketicus boisduvalii,
Descriptions of some species of Lepidopterous insects belonging to the genus Oiketicus,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
Volume 22 (1854), pl. 37, figs. 2.

These caterpillars live in a silk case covered in vegetation, The caterpillars are thought to feed on :

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

    The male adult moths of this species have plain brown wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


    male
    Drawing: John O. Westwood, listed as Oiketicus boisduvalii,
    Descriptions of some species of Lepidopterous insects belonging to the genus Oiketicus,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    Volume 22 (1854), pl. 37, figs. 2.

    The species is found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    female
    Drawing: John O. Westwood, listed as Oiketicus boisduvalii,
    Descriptions of some species of Lepidopterous insects belonging to the genus Oiketicus,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    Volume 22 (1854), pl. 37, figs. 2.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 19.6, p. 179.

    John O. Westwood,
    Descriptions of some species of Lepidopterous insects belonging to the genus Oiketicus,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    Volume 22 (1854), p. 232,, and pl. 37, fig. 2.


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    (updated 1 November 2008)