(previously known as Gelechia xanthastis)
CHELARIINAE, GELECHIIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have pale yellow forewings, each with three dark brown bands: at the base, across the middle, and along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, fading at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been reported in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.22, p. 260.
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 20, Part 2 (1896), pp. 168-169.
(updated 22 March 2008, 17 October 2018)