(formerly known as Eomystis acribes)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan,, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to live in a shelter formed from two leaves of their foodplant joined with silk. The caterpillars are thought to feed on
This adult moth is yellow, with forewings which each have orange blotches, and are crossed by two jagged mauve bands. The hindwings are greyish yellow. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia 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. 84-87, 94.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 135.
(written 7 October 2018)