(one synonym : Gelechia strophiopeda Lower, 1894)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
((Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with four fragmented variously angled dark brown transverse bands. The hindwings are brown. The labial palps are long, and are normally held curving upward in front of the head. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
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, fig. 243, p. 154, 169.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9 (1884), pp. 788-789, No. 344.
(written 9 November 2017)