Erechthias ancistrosema Turner, 1939
ERECHTHIINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

These Caterpillars have been found feeding and living inside :

  • galls caused by a rust fungus Uromycladium tepperianum ( UREDINALES )

    on :

  • Silver Wattle ( Acacia dealbata, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The species has only been found in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Richard Bashford,
    The insect fauna inhabiting Uromycladium (Uredinales) rust galls on Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) in Tasmania,
    The Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 29, Part 3 (September 2002), pp. 81-95.

    Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
    Tineid Genera of Australia,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, pp. ix,x,10,246-252,263,279.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1939, p. 103.


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    (updated 6 September 2012)