(previously known as Jefferis rubella)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has pimkish brown forewings which each have a variable pattern of dark rusty brown spots. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The antennae are noticeably banded. The wingspan is about 3 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,
A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania,
courtesy of the
Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
1938, p. 92.
(written 2 October 2018, updated 27 January 2021)