(formerly known as Pleurota lacteola)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with some brown markings, including two streaks from the base, and several dark brown spots. The hindwings are off-white shading to brownish at the wingtips. The head and the thorax are white. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
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, pp. 354-357, 365.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VIII,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 64 (1939), p. 63, No. 942.
(written 12 December 2018)