(previously known as Eccoena trigonoptera)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to live in a hollowed out twig which they carry around. The caterpillars probably feed on various species of
The caterpillars are thought to pupate in their twig, anchoring it to a branch or convenient object.
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with a pale orange patch at the tornus, and an orange fringe of hairs along the margin. 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. 323, 326, 329.
Alfred Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oceophoridae. IX,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 65 (1940), p. 424.
(updated 27 January 2010, 10 January 2015)