Garrha idiosema (Turner, 1917)
(previously known as Heliocausta idiosema)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Garrha idiosema
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the dead leaves of

  • Rusty Gum ( Angophora costata, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has pale yellow forewings which each have brown markings including three overlapping brown circles along the hind margin.. The hindwings are off-white darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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. 298, 300.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of New Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1017), p. 113.


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    (written 6 October 2018)