OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
oops: missing abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The moths of this species have orange forewings, each with four ragged partly black-edged white bands, the central pair meeting on the costa to form an inverted V shape. The forewing margins are dark brown with yellow hairs. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wing-tips. The face is white, the head and thorax orange, and the abdomen purplish-brown ending with a pale tuft. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 41 (1916), pp. 365-366.
(written 25 April 2019, updated 5 March 2021)