(formerly known as Nephogenes laxeuta)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are vary from pale to dark brown, with variable grey streaks and spots near the middle of each forewing. The undersides are also dark brown. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 269, 271, 272, 275, 280.
Published by Taylor and Francis, London,
Volumes 1-5, Mar.1912-Nov.1937, 2nd edn, p. 129.
(written 5 November 2012, updated 20 October 2018)