(one synonym is Archaeoses neurotenes Turner, 1932)
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Woodall, Bunya Mountains, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings covered by five dark-edged pale grey or brown stripes extending from the base to the margin, interrupted by a broad transverse band covered with a complex outlined network of small brown patches. The head is pale grey or brown with a double dark-edged crest of pale hair. The undersides of the scapes of the antennae are white. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan of the males is about 3 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
The adult moths have only vestigial degenerate mouth-parts, like all COSSIDAE, so cannot feed.
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 40 (1915), pp. 478-479.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 56 (1932), p. 196.
(written 20 October 2017, updated 12 October 2020, 16 May 2022)