(formerly known as Psecadia dorsivittella)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Melbourne, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species live in a shelter made of leaves of their foodplant joined with silk. They feed on species of
The adult moth of has grey or brown forewings each with a white line along the inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 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. 258, 260-262.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), p. 538, No. 26.
(written 6 January 2017)