(one synonym: Hoplitica hepatitis Meyrick, 1902)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings which each have variable pale area areas. The legs are reddish. The hindwings are a uniform brown. The antennae are noticeably banded. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 302.
Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera (Oecophoridae),
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 147.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1835.
(written 3 October 2018, updated 27 January 2021)