(formerly known as Ocystola trilicella)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
This Caterpillar has been found in a shelter made from a dead leaf joined with silk to a live leaf of its foodplant:
The adult moths of this species have a white head and a black thorax. The forewings are white each with a black base, two curving brown bands, and a dark brown margin. The hindwings are grey-brown fading towards the bases. 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. 310, 312-314.
Description of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, XII Oecophoridae (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 9, Issue 4 (1885), p. 1081.
(written 25 October 2014, 10 January 2015)