(formerly known as Protolechia amblopis)
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on
The adult moths have dark brown forewings speckled with variable black, white and yellow streaks. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species is found in Australia in
The original specimen described by Meyrick was from Western Australia, and it is thought that the specimens from eastern Australia may be a different related species.
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 29 (1904), pp. 368-369, No. 173.
(written 11 January 2017, updated 16 October 2018, 23 October 2020, 19 March 2022)