(formerly known as Pleurota pesephena)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings, each with a dark base, and a variable number of vague dark spots. The hindwings are plain fawn. 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 II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 38, 42-44.
Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1885), p. 751, No. 287.
(written 9 December 2018)