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Banded Concealer Moth III - Eulechria platyrrhabda

Family Oecophoridae

This page contains information and pictures about Banded Concealer Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
Eulechria is one of the largest genus in the Concealer Moths family. Most of them are black and white banded. There are a lot of black and white banded moths in the family OECOPHORIDAE as well as the other moth families. They may be looked very similar. 
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Pictures taken in Bulimba Creek near Yimbun Park on Oct 2007. From reference information the larvae feed on Eucalyptus leaves. 
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Mar 2010, Daisy Hills

Caterpillar in Snail-shaped case made of dry leaves

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Aristeis sp. or Eulechria sp., case dia 10-15mm
Caterpillars in this two genus feed on green gum leaves. They construct a helical case with dry leaves, which resembles snail shell and live inside as protection. From reference information the larvae feed on green leaves of Eucalyptus

1. Eulechria platyrrhabdia Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks, 2004
2. Australian Moths Online - CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences 2011.   
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p224, fig52.3.
4. Aristeis hepialella (Walker, 1864) - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.

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Last updated: August 02, 2011.