(formerly known as Phloeopola exarcha)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)
The moths of this species have a complex pattern of light and dark brown on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in Australia, including:
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. 151, 153, 167.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 357-358, No. 144.
(written 7 January 2017)