(one synonym: Tortricopsis rosabella Newman, 1856)
OECOPHORINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species live in shelters composed of foodplant leaves joined with silk. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
This adult moth has rusty brown forewings each with a dark mark on the costa. The hindwings are yellow. The abdomen is yellow, with red hairs along the sides. 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. 29, 236, 237-241.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume III, Number 8 (1856),pp. 293-294, and also Plate 18, fig. 8.
Philipp Christoph Zeller,
Die Depressarien undeinige ihnen nahe stehende Gattungen,
Linnaea Entomologica (Linn. Ent., Berlin),
Volume 9 (1854), pp. 355-356.
(updated 1 November 2012)