(previously known as Ocystola illuta)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on
The caterpillar lives in a shelter formed by joining leaves with silk, and when mature: it pupates in its shelter.
The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a faint brownish band along the margin and the inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The head is yellow with a brown collar, and the thorax is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 350-354, 365.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part X,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Part 4 (1885), pp. 1074-1075, No. 385.
(written 15 November 2019, updated 15 February 2021)