(previously known as Machimia phoenopis)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings which each have a variable pattern of brown spots and a brown diagonal band, and a red edge to the costa and margin. The legs are red too. The hindwings are a uniform brown. The antennae are noticeably banded. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in 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, p. 301.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 41 (1916), p. 371.
(written 2 October 2018, updated 27 January 2021)