OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Tamara Leitch, Morwell National Park, Victoria)
The moths of this species have pale speckled brown forewings, each with a variable pattern of dark patches, creating a vague dark streak along the middle of the wing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The labial palps are long, and are normally held curving upward in front of the head. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is native to Australia, occurring 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, p. 161.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: IV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 60 (1935), p. 328, No. 380.
(written 9 November 2017, updated 27 July 2019, 16 September 2020)