OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Wingan, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding in the leaf litter on the dead leaves of
The adult moths have brown forewings each with one or more dark spots near the middle. The hindwings are brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 428-429, 431-433.
Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 30 (1906), p. 50.
(written 3 December 2018, updated 24 January 2021)