(Formerly known as Cryptolechia scopariella)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found among the dead leaves of a:
The adult moth has off-white forewings with a pattern of short brown or grey streaks. The hindwings are plain grey. The moth has a wing span of about 2.5 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. 188-191, 193.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 765-766, No. 148.
(written 13 November 2018, updated 6 July 2021)