WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species are off-white and sluggish. They live in a shelter consisting of foodplant leaves joined with silk, lined with a waxy white powder. The caterpillars feed on various species of
The adult moth has white forewings, each with a dark spot near the middle, and two dark brown stripes, one broad and one narrow. The hindwings are yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
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. 360-364.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8 (1884), p. 512.
(updated 1 November 2012, 9 October 2013, 10 January 2015)