Garrha limbata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Garrha limbata
Garrha limbata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophoridae
Genus: Garrha
Species: G. limbata
Binomial name
Garrha limbata
(Meyrick, 1883)
  • Heliocausta limbata Meyrick, 1883

Garrha limbata is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia.

The wingspan is about 18 mm. The forewings are reddish fuscous with ochreous whitish scales and a dark fuscous dot in the disc before the middle, a second in the disc beyond the middle (connected with the first by a line of ochreous whitish scales) and a third on the fold. The hindwings are yellow, the apex and hindmargin broadly suffused with blackish grey.[1]

The larvae feed on the dead leaves of Eucalyptus species. They construct a case from two oval pieces of a dead leaf of the host plant joined with silk. Pupation takes place in the case.[2]