Pycnozancla acribes (Turner, 1894)
(formerly known as Eomystis acribes)
WINGIA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan,, Imbil, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to live in a shelter formed from two leaves of their foodplant joined with silk. The caterpillars are thought to feed on

  • Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).

    This adult moth is yellow, with forewings which each have orange blotches, and are crossed by two jagged mauve bands. The hindwings are greyish yellow. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 84-87, 94.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 135.


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    (written 7 October 2018)