COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Deb Ralph, Macarthur, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths have dark brown forewings which can have about four ragged or incomplete shiny white transverse bands. The hindwings are pale brown, and may have some white spots. The antennae are as long as the body, and along the lower two thirds are black with white spots, and are white along the distal third. The wingspan is about 1 cm
These moths are unusual in seeming to prefer to run around in the leaf litter rather than fly about.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 353, No. 102.
(written 11 Jauary 2019)