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. 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)