Erechthias diaphora (Meyrick, 1893),
(one synonym : Blabophanes heterogama Lower, 1894)
ERECHTHIINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Erechthias diaphora
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

These caterpillars live in a silken case covered in frass. They have been found hiding underneath loose bark on Wattles and Gum trees.

The adult moth have dark brown forewings with pale bands along margins. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 20.1, p. 185.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI: Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), p. 537, No. 82.

    Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
    Tineid Genera of Australia,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, p. 297.


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    (updated 16 March 2011)