(previously known as Philobota alypa)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This Caterpillar feeds on the dead leaves of various species of Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).
The adult moth has forewings that are dark brown with several large variable white spots. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in the eastern half of Australia, including:
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. 142.
Alfred Jefferis Turner,
The Lepidoptera of Ebor Scrub,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 39, Part 3 (1914) p. 560.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015, 6 October 2019, 11 November 2020)