ETHMIIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have white wings, with a pattern of black dots on the forewings, and an area of grey on the hindwings. They have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species may be found over most of eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 24.7, Fig. 24.15, p. 248.
Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Taxonomy and geographical relationships of Australian Ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera : Gelechioidea),
Australian Journal of Zoology,
Supplementary Series 33, 1985, Volume 112, pp. 1-58.
A. Jefferis Turner,
A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae. Part I,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 29 (1917), pp. 89-90.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 82.
(updated 16 January 2013, 27 April 2015)