(previously known as Hoplitica thyteria)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)
This adult moth has yellow forewings with several dark brown bands across them. The brown bands have an iridescent blue shine which fades in dead specimens. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found 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. 344, 348-349.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XI. Oecophoriidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Part 3 (1889), pp. 1596-1597.
(updated 1 November 2012, 19 October 2018, 7 October 2020)