OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
The Caterpillar of this species forms a flimsy silk shelter amongst the dead leaves on ground. It has been found feeding on the dead leaves of
The forewings of the adult moths of this species are pale grey-brown with a black knobbly streak along the length of each forewing separating a pale hind-marginal half from a darker costal half. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
and 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, pp. 16, 235, 243-247.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 48-49.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), pp. 775-776, No. 419.
(written 4 February 2017, updated 25 June 2020)