(one synonym: Sphyrelata dichroa Lower, 1894)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have white forewings with brown bands across them. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The adult moth has an unusual resting posture with the hind legs lifted off the surface.
The species has been found in Australia 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. 315, 319.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18, p. 95.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
Series 2, Volume II, Number 4 (1888), p. 955.
(written 5 November 2012, updated 25 October 2018, 10 May 2019)