OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings which each have a brown margin, and two dark brown marks on the hind margin including one by the tornus. The head is yellow, and the thorax mainly brown. As with other Microbela species, labial palps are shorter than those of other genera in the OECOPHORINAE. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
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, p. 330.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 4 (1885), p.1046.
(updated 1 November 2012, 23 October 2018)