OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species live in small groups in a shelter made from two leaves of its foodplant joined together with silk and frass. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of various species of
The adult moth of this species has white forewings each with a narrow brown band at the base, and a broad brown marginal band connected to a brown band across the middle. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 240-242.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22, (1897), p. 428, No. 249.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)