(previously known as Coesyra paracycla)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Darwood, Piney Ridge, Australian Capital Territory)
These adult moths have forewings which are yellow, each with a dark-edged wide brown band along the margin. The brown band curves to be tangent to the costa at the wingtip. The head and thorax are yellow, except for a dark brown collar around the head. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
The adult moths are superficially similar to those of Eulechria malacoptera, but differ in the shape of the boundary of the forewing brown marginal band.
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, p. 290.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), pp. 765, and 777-778, No. 323.
(written 19 March 2020)