(previously known as Coesyra distephana)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars feed on the ground on dead leaves of various species of
The adult moths have yellow forewings each with a brown band across the middle and a broad brown margin. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
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. 768-769.
(updated 26 May 2010, 10 January 2015)