(previously known as Coesyra occidua)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These Caterpillars live on the ground, and feed on dead leaves of various species of
The adult moths have yellow forewings each with an incomplete brown submarginal band and some brown spots. The hindwings are a shiny pale yellow. 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. 119, 121.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. X. Oecophoriidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), p. 507.
(updated 16 May 2011, 12 January 2015)