WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wandiyali Images, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has white forewings. The hindwings are pale brown darkeming at the wing-tips.
The antennae, palps, legs, head and thorax are white. The abdomen is dark grey fading to white toward the tip, with a white tuft on the tip. The proximal parts of palps and legs are covered in white hairs. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in the eastern half of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
On a small collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Fifth Series, Volume IX, Part 50 (1882), p. 103.
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. xii, 337-340, 347.
(updated 1 November 2012, 6 December 2017)