(erroneously: Pilopepes irioides)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The forewings of the adult moth of this species each have a blotchy brown basal area, and a pale blotchy yellow outer area. The hindwings are very pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The forelegs are very hairy.
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. 62-66, 75.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, VIII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 365-366.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 65.
(updated 1 November 2012, 1 October 2018, 27 July 2019)