(formerly known as Nemotois opalina)
(Photo: courtesy of Nicholas J. Fisher, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have reddish-brown forewings, each with a black base, and a gold band across the middle containing dark parallel streaks, and a broad metallic brown marginal area. The hindwings are a translucent grey-brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.3 cms. Their antennae are nearly twice as long as the wings.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Lepidoptera Heterocera (Tineae) Fam. Adelidae,
Volume 133 (1912), p. 6, No. 27, Footnote 1.
(written 16 March 2019, updated 29 August 2021, 16 January 2022)