(formerly known as Epipaschia lithochlora)
EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO)
The Caterpillar of this species feeds on:
The caterpillars live in tough silk tubes in a communal web of leaves joined by silk.
The adult moth has a pattern of various shades greyish brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is being studied by a cooperative of a number of US and Australian bodies, including the Agricultural Research Service in USA, as a possible control agent for Blake Paperbark, which has become a pest outside Australia, particularly in Florida. The species is found endemically in
The species has also been placed in the genus Enchesphora which has been taken as a senior synonym of Poliopaschia.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1896), pp. 154-155.
(updated 12 February 2010, 14 September 2015)