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  Common Eupselia Moth (Eupselia carpocapsella)





Common Eupselia Moth | Eupselia carpocapsella photo
Eupselia carpocapsella, Blackheath, NSW

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Common Eupselia Moth is a greyish brown colour. The forewings are greying with darker grey brown neat the tips. Their is a dark semicircular patch on the inner edge of each forewing. The hindwings are yellowish near the base and black on the outer half of the hindwing.

Size
wingspand about 15mm

Food
The caterpillars feed on the leaves of eucalypt trees.

Range
The Common Eupselia Moth has been found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Oecophoridae
Genus:Eupselia
Species:carpocapsella
Common Name:Common Eupselia Moth