(previously known as Philobota brochosema)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has forewings which are brown, usually with three white stripes: one along the costa, one along the middle of the wing from base to margin, and short one near the tornus. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found 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, p. 206.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 8, Part 4 (1884), pp. 500-501, No. 221.
(written 29 January 2017)