(previously known as Heliocausta phanozona)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The moths of this species have forewings that are white with a black margin and base, and have a black-edged white or brown band across the middle. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in south-eastern 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, Melbourne 1994, pp. 281, 283-286.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20 (1895), pp. 5-6.
(updated 12 May 2011, 10 January 2015)