(one synonym: Philobota ethnitis Meyrick, 1920)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Mcmaster, Mount Mellum, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found living in a portable case made from a rolled up piece if Gum Tree bark, and feeding on the ground on the dead leaves of
The adult moth has off-white forewings each with a lot of black dots. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 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. 137-138.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new species of Xysmatodoma, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), p. 222.
Volume 2 (1920), p. 384.
(written 21 February 2019)