(previously known as Eulechria delotis)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found in silk galleries feeding on dead leaves stuck under loose bark on
The adult moth has grey forewings, each with some black spots and a black zigzag line. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in most of Australia, including:
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. 24, 256-259.
Meyrick, 1888; Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 2 (4) : 952
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XIV. Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 952.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)