(formerly known as Phloeopola subviridella)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)
The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with four greenish-black vague fractured transverse zig-zag bands. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 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. 170.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1896), p. 15.
(written 15 January 2017, updated 15 August 2019, 30 August 2021)