(previously known as Coesyra chrysocolla)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base, a dark brown line along the costa, and a dark brown area around the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is yellow, and the thorax is dark brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
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, p. 231.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1896), p. 29.
(written 15 December 2018, updated 8 July 2021)