(formerly known as Saropla hyperocha)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a white costa, a white dogleg streak along the middle of the wing, and a white 'V' on the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is white, and the thorax white with dark brown sides. 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. 53, 59-61.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XI. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), p. 744-745, No. 280.
(written 20 February 2019)