(previously known as Coesyra actinodes)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species probably live in a hollowed out twig which they carry around. The caterpillars probably feed on various species of
The caterpillars probably pupate in their twig, anchoring it to a branch or convenient object.
The adult moths have a yellow head, a brown thorax, and forewings that are half brown and half yellow, with a brown streak along the basal half of the costa, and dark brown marginal fringes. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 327.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IX,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 65 (1940), p. 445, No. 1311.
(written 6 January 2021)