(previously known as Compsotropha habrodelta)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
This moth has white forewings each with a black stripe across the base, a dark brown margin, and an often incomplete brown or yellow 'X' across the middle of the wing The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
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. 70-71, 73-74.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 20.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), pp. 48-49.
(updated 12 March 2011, 3 June 2018)