(previously known as Oecophora laetiorella)
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species often inhabit boreholes of beetles and other species, feeding under the bark of
The adult moths have yellow forewings, each with a broad dark brown basal band and margin. The thorax is yellow, and the head dark brown. The hindwings are brown with yellow fringes. The legs are pale brown with yellow joints. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.8, p. 227.
Telecrates, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 2, 2010.
(updated 26 May 2011)