(one synonym : Eochrois polydesma Lower, 1894)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)
These Caterpillars are thought to burrow into the flower heads of
This adult moth has a complex rusty brown pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are shiny grey. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in the eastern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
CSIRO Publishing, 1994, pp. 29, 30, 209-212, 217.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29, British Museum, 1864, p. 756.
(created 4 December 2004, updated 10 August 2017, 9 November 2020)