(one synonym: Euphiltra thermozona Turner, 1894)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)
This adult moth of this species has white forewings which are each crossed by two broad black and brown bands, and have a complex pattern of black and brown markings along the margin. The hindwings are grey. The head is white and the thorax is black. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:
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. 143, 150-153.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VIII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 7, Number 4 (1883), p. 458, No. 27.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 137.
(written 6 December 2017, 1 November 2020)