(one synonym : Pleurota pyrosema Meyrick, 1884)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of species in this genus feed on dead leaves in the leaf litter on the ground under trees.
The forewings of the adult moth of this species are brown or yellow with variable bold brown or black markings. The hindwings are brown. 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. 170-176.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 802, No. 1.
(written 27 June 2013, updated 25 October 2018, 4 September 2020)