OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth has a white head, and dark brown thorax, and dark brown forewings, each with some white patches. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
The placement of this species in genus Placocosma is doubtful, and is likely to change with further study.
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. 167, 169.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), p. 333, No. 121.
(written 5 October 2018)