(formerly known as Ocystola psamathina)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the dead leaves of
Th caterpillars form a shelter out of dead leaves joined with silk. The caterpillars pupate in a cocoon in their shelter.
This adult moth has yellow forewings, each with one or two black dots. The hindwings are off-white shading to grey at the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
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. 235-237, 239.
Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9 (1884), pp. 1060, 1070, No. 377.
(written 21 November 2019)