Euthrausta oxyprora (Turner, 1908)
(previously known as Tineodes oxyprora)
TINEODIDAE ,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species is reported to live between joined leaves and feed on the foliage of :

  • Cheese Tree ( Glochidion ferdinandi , PHYLLANTHACEAE ).


    (Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

    The adult moth has unsplit wings. Each wing is translucent except for a brown area near the base. The tips of the forewings are hooked and the torni angled. The antennae and legs are each longer than the length of a forewing, The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland and
  • New South Wales.

    There is some confusion over this species and Euthrausta holophaea as Turner apparently described the female of this species as that one.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, figs. 30.7, 30.8, p. 325.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 211.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera in the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 108.


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    (updated 25 January 2012)