Wingia rectiorella (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym: Palparia euryptera Turner, 1896)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Wingia rectiorella
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These Caterpillars have been found feeding on:

  • Woolly Tea-Tree ( Leptospermum lanigerum, MYRTACEAE ),

    The adult moths have yellow forewings with extensive pink patches, and pale yellow hindwings. Each wing has a pointed wingtip, and a smoothly rounded tornus. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The labial palps are help straight out in front of the head.

    The species has been found on the east coast of Australia, including :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 222.

    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. 245-246.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29, British Museum, 1864, p. 775.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Micro-Lepidoptera, mostly from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20, Part 3 (1896), p. 3.


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    (updated 10 August 2010, 10 January 2015)