(formerly known as Philobota metachroa)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Carolyn, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have pale yellow forewings with grey fringes. The hindwings are grey. The head and thorax are pale yellow. The abdomen is grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is easily confused with Parergophela melirrhoa, although this generally has a deeper colour than Telocharacta metachroa.
The species has been found in Australia 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, pp. 259-263.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), p. 1616, No. 652 (215a).
(written 15 November 2019, updated 22 November 2019)