(formerly known as Pogonias capnopa)
CHRYSOPELEIINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have black forewings each with white speckles, and several elevated tufts of scales. The antennae are nearly as long as the forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Heterocera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 18 (1894), p. 109.
(written 22 June 2021)