OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with complex black and off-white markings, including an irregular black transverse arc about three quarters the way along the wing. The hindwings are brown. The head and thorax are brown with white scales along the sides. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 102-106.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), p. 345.
(written 23 October 2018, updated 17 February 2020)