Lomera caespitosae (Oke, 1948)
(formerly : Plutorectis caespitosae)
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Silver Tussock Grass ( Poa cita, POACEAE ).

    The adult male moths have translucent brown rounded wings. The head, thorax, and abdomen are covered in long brown hairs. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The females are flightless, with a length of about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Charles G. Oke,
    Description of a new species of casemoth (Lepidoptera, Psychidae),
    Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria,
    Volume 15 (1947), pp. 178-179.


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    (written 22 August 2020)