(previously known as Ocystola callista)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Genoa Falls, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species live in a hollowed out twig which they carry around. The caterpillars probably feed on various species of
The caterpillars pupate in their twig, anchoring it to a branch or convenient object.
The adult moths have a yellow head, a brown thorax, and forewings that are half brown and half yellow, with a brown streak along the basal half of the costa. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 323-325, 327, 328.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 4 (1885), p. 1061.
(written 23 January 2015, updated 21 March 2018)