(previously known as Ocystola malacella)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on dead leaves of:
The adult moth has yellow forewings that each have a brown margin and a vague brown V shaped line. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in:
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. 58, 59-62.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, XII Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 9, Issue 4 (1885), pp. 1064-1065.
(updated 1 November 2012, 23 April 2014, 10 January 2015, 21 October 2018, 12 December 2018, 2 November 2020)