COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bronwyn King, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths have black forewings which are each crossed by three off-white bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The head is pale yellow, and the thorax black. The antennae are black, each with off-white tips and an off-white section in the middle. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
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), pp. 365-366, No. 125.
(written 16 May 2021, updated 18 October 2021)