Wingia hesperidella (Meyrick, 1883)
(formerly known as Palparia hesperidella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Wingia hesperidella
(Photo: courtesy of Diana Davey, Gibraltar Range, New South Wales)

The adult moths have yellow forewings, with extensive pink patches along the costas, and narrow pink edges to the margins. The hindwings are off-white darkening to yellow at the wingtips. The wings have pointed wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Wingia hesperidella
(Photo: courtesy of Diana Davey, Gibraltar Range, New South Wales)

The species has been found in the south-east of Australia, including :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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, p. 245.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 427-429.


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    (written 7 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015))