(one synonym is Meleonoma basanista Meyrick, 1922)
OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The moths of this species are off-white with a number of partly joined black bands across each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species is found in Australia in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III:
The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, figs. 111, 124-129, pp. 87, 97, 99-100.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 102.
Volume 2 (1920), p. 513.
(written 12 January 2017)