(one synonym is Hoplitica eoxantha Turner, 1896)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to live on the ground, feeding on dead leaves of various species of MYRTACEAE. The caterpillars live and eventually pupate in an oval case constructed from pieces of dead leaf joined with silk.
The adult moth has pale brown forewings each with a comples rusty red markings, and a reddish tinge around the edges. The hindwings are off-white darkening to brown toward the margins. The antennae are noticeably banded. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found particularly in coastal areas of
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, pp. 299.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII: Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 10, Part 4 (1886), pp. 830-831, No. 517.
(written 25 January 2021, updated 27 January 2021)