(one synonym : Gelechia strophiopeda Lower, 1894)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
((Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with extensive pale brown markings, and several dark brown blobs of varying sizes. The hindwings are off-white, shading to brown at the wingtips. The labial palps are long, and are normally held curving upward in front of the head. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species is native to Australia, occurring in:
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, fig. 243, p. 154, 169.
Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9 (1884), pp. 788-789, No. 344.
(written 9 November 2017)