(formerly known as Phloeopola leucocephala)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)
The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with three dark brown wiggly bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The head is white with a black collar. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia 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. 149, 154, 162.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1896), p. 18.
(written 14 January 2017)