(formerly known as Phloeopola zygophora)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)
The moths of this species have speckled off-white forewings, each with three or four dark brown or black transverse often fractured zig-zag bands. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. 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. 170.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XV: Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), p. 1592, No. 614 (139a).
(written 15 January 2017)