(previously known as Heliocausta epidesma)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddell's Creek, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on MISTLETOES including:
The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with two, sometimes joined, metallic dark brown bars. The hindwings are brown, darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 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. 24, 29, 95, 96.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII: Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), p. 832, No. 519 (41a).
(writen 22 January 2017)