(one synonym is Eulechria eutheta Turner, 1916)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Jindabyne, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with dark brown markings, including a band around the base, a band along the margin, and two bent 'V' shaped bands. When the moth is at rest, these join visually to form the shape of a skull.
The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the bases. The moth has a white head with a dark brown band across the thorax. The wingspan is about 1.4 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. 163-164, 166.
Volume 1, Part 6 (1914), p. 163.
(written 19 February 2019, updated 8 November 2019)