(formerly known as Oecophora aurinatella)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: coustesy of Susan Wishart, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to live in small portable cases.
This adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a brown mark near the middle, and a dark fringe along the margin. The hindwings are brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 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, 1994, pp. 320, 323.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29, British Museum, 1864, p. 693, No. 82.
(written 14 November 2019)