(one synonym: Hoplitica colonias Meyrick, 1888)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Solomons, Gosford, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species live in a shelter consisting of a dead curled foodplant leaf. The caterpillars feed on various species of
The adult moths have pale brown forewings, each with a large white-edged dark brown semicircular mark on the hind margin. The hindwings are grey fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 153-156, 162.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales Series 2,
Volume 2, Number 4 (1888), p. 942.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), pp. 762-763.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 75.
(written 1 April 2014, updated 10 January 2015)