(previously known as Gelechia clerica)
GELECHIINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The caterpillars of this species live in a silk shelter covered in frass and detritus. The caterpillers have been found feeding on:
The adult moths have off-white forewings each with a broad black stripe. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been reported in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 25.17, p. 260.
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), pp. 438-439, No. 807.
(updated 1 June 2011)