(one synonym is Philobota dasycopa Lower, 1907)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species have been found boring into the branches of various Wattles, (A HREF=../plants/mimo/mimosaceae.html>MIMOSACEAE), including
The adult moths have white forewings each with a zig-zag pattern of dark brown bands. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 17, 56-60, 67.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 331-332, No. 120.
(written 25 January 2017, updated 3 September 2018)