(one synonym is Pleurota perisema Lower, 1905)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Walkerville, Victoria)
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 pale brown, each with darker brown markings, often including a dark line along the hind margin, another from the middle of the costa to the tornus, and a dark mark by the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 175-176.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XI Oecophoriidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), p. 757, No. 297.
(written 2 February 2017, updated 26 October 2018, 31 August 2021)