(previously known as Lithocolletis stephanota)
LITHOCOLLETINAE, GRACILLARIIDAE, GRACILLARIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Histoire, Leiden, Netherlands)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to mine the leaves of plants belonging the the family MALVACEAE, including :
The adult moth has rusty brown forewings, each crossed by four black and white chevrons. The hindwings are plain greyish brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 0.6 cm.
This species is a native of Australia, having been found in
Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1907), p. 51, No. 1.
(updated 11 September 2013, 4 January 2019)