(one synonym : Tanyzancla phaeoxantha Turner, 1944)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The caterpillars of this species have been found in the leaf litter feeding on dead leaves of trees in MYRTACEAE including :
The adult moths have yellow forewings each with a large dark bronzed brown marginal area. The males have a dark area around the base, shading into the main yellow area. The hindwings are brown. The head is yellow and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
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. 262, 292, 294-295.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), p. 1625, No. 667 (230a).
(written 8 November 2017, updated 4 October 2020)