WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
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 broken dark brown line across the middle, and a ragged dark brown submarginal band. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found over much of 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, pp. 361, 363, 364.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae X (continued),
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 8 (1884), p. 513.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)