(previously known as Syntomactis pygaea)
CHRYSOPELEIINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings which have tufts of scales sticking up. There are yellow tufts of hair on the hind margin, and also on the head, thorax, and legs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Microlepidoptera.,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 36 (1923), p. 72.
(updated 21 August 2012)