(previously known as Euryplaca ocellifera)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Concord, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species construct a case from two oval pieces of dead foodplant leaf joined with silk, one piece larger than the other. The caterpillars have been found feeding on dead leaves trapped under loose bark on the trunks of
The caterpillars pupate in their case.
The adult moth has pale brown wings, each with some variable dark markings including a large dark spot, sometimes round, sometimes like a filled-in figure '8', near the middle of each forewing. The antennae are noticeably banded. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 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. 294, 295, 301.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, VIII Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 488-489.
(updated 18 August 2011, 10 January 2015, 12 May 2020, 27 January 2021)