The present volume presents a revision of the Wingia group of 91 genera, a group which appears to be almost entirely endemic to Australia. Detailed information is provided on the morphology, including the genitalia of both sexes, and up-to-date data on the distribution, biology and larval food plants of the species referred to each genus.
A list of the species assigned to each genus is given, with full synonymy, references to the original descriptions, label data and repository of the primary type, lectotype designations, and abbreviated distribution data. Illustrations of the adults, wing venation, and male and female genitalia of the type species are included, as well as of the heads and eggs of representative genera. A key to genera is also provided.
"It is destined to become essential reading for anyone interested in gelechioid systematics." M Kruger, African Entomology
"Ian Common has encapsulated his encyclopaedic knowledge of this group . . . in an exemplary and authoritative revisionary work . . . The two succeeding volumes of this treatment of a remarkable group of insects are anticipated with pleasure."
GS Robinson, Journal of Natural History
"This volume is an excellent example of highly useful, comparative information presented in an attractive and easy-to-use format." RW Hodges, Annals of the Entomological Society of America
"This volume is a worthwhile purchase for universities and institutions with interest or involvement in systematics; the methodology is faultless." JS Dugdale, New Zealand Entomologist
"This indispensable monograph will remain a flagship on mallee moths for many decades to come. " KL Dunn, Journal of the Australian Entomological Society
"The book is a very important one in its field, and essential for anyone interested in the Lepidoptera or Australia, or in oecophorid moths from anywhere in the world." DJL Agassiz, Antenna
"This reliable reference material, with its contemporary design . . . impresses with its detailed description of morphology, critical verification of nomenclature, wealth of illustrations . . . and actual data regarding distribution, biology and caterpillar food plants." A. Hausmann, Spixiana