(previously known as Oecophora tentatella)
WINGIA GROUP, OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings, each with a brown 'U' shaped mark at the tornus, and a brown band at the base. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 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. 289-290.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29, British Museum, 1864, p. 685.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)