(one synonym: Philobota campyla Meyrick, 1889)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Stuart Harris, Black Mountain, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has forewings which are brown, usually with three white stripes: one along the costa, one along the middle of the wing from base to margin, and short one near the tornus. There is a brown comma mark near the middle of the central white stripe. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 206.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), pp. 1617-1618, No. 691.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 691.
(written 16 October 2018)