(previously known as Lepidotarsa chryscrythra)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Solomons, Bateau Bay, New South Wales)
This adult moth is yellow with a network of red lines over the thorax and forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 70, 74.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 134.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 70.
(written 4 February 2014, updated 10 January 2015)