(previously known as Coesyra pyrrhoptera)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found in silk galleries in ground leaf litter, probably feeding on dead leaves of
The adult moths of this species have dark yellow forewings each with a dark brown curved arc from the tornus to near the wingtip, and also a broad dark brown submarginal band, a partial brown line along the costa, and a dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are dark brown. The head is dark yellow. The thorax and abdomen are dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 255-256, 258.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 4 (1885), p. 780-781, No. 329.
(written 19 April 2019)