Supriya Ghosh

Heteroteucha distephana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Oecophoridae
Scientific name  Heteroteucha distephana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Heteroteucha
Rank  Species
Heteroteucha distephana

Heteroteucha distephana is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is found in Australia, in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

The wingspan is about 10 mm. Adults have yellow forewings, each with a brown band across the middle and a broad brown margin. The hindwings are plain pale brown.

The larvae live in silked dead leaves. They feed on dead leaves of Eucalyptus species.

References

Heteroteucha distephana Wikipedia


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