(previously known as Nothris spathota)
CHELARIINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings each with a pale patch along the hind margin. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The labial palps are very prominent with spiky bristles. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found across Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera,
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 22 (1913), p. 165.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 88.
(written 14 January 2013)