(formerly known as Machaeritis heniocha)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Roger Standen, Mt Eliza, Victoria)
The moths of this species are off-white, with some dark brown markings on each forewing, including a long vague dark mark along the basal part of the costa, and a short dark mark on the costa nearer the wingtip, and other variable dark spots. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species is found in Australia, including:
The species appears to be a composite of several similar species.
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. 253-256.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), pp. 769-770, No. 404.
(written 22 December 2018, updated 29 March 2019, 9 December 2020)