(one synonym: Phloeopola banausa Meyrick, 1883)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on live and dead wood, They have been found
The moths have a complex pattern of light and dark brown on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found widely in Australia, including:
and has also invaded:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 149, 151, 155-156, 159.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 19, and also Plate 138, fig. 33.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, IX Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), p. 356.
(updated 15 February 2009, 10 January 2015)