OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has a yellow head, thorax, and forewings. The hindwings are pale greyish brown. As with other Microbela species, the labial palpi are shorter than those of other genera in the Philobota Group. 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.1048, No. 352.
(written 27 January 2017, updated 23 October 2018, 4 October 2020)