(previously known as Coesyra anthodora)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Colquhoun Regional Park, Victoria)
These Caterpillars feed on the ground on dead leaves of various species of
The adult moth is off-white, with a brown band across the thorax, and two indistinct brown bands across each forewing. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 119, 121.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae (Continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), pp. 765-766, No. 310.
(written 23 January 2017)