(formerly known as Pyroderces ceraunia)
COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, Mudgeeraba, Queensland)
This moth is golden brown with some narrow iridescent streaks on the forewings. The eyes are red. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Graham J. McDonald,
Moths - The Weird and the Wonderful,
Issue 68 (March 2013), pp. 13-16,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 346, No. 88.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 85.
(written 7 February 2014)