(one synonym : Simplicia micrastis Meyrick, 1902)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on dead leaves of:
The adult moth is brown, with a variable pattern, usually consisting of indistinct dark bands and zigzag lines across each forewing. The hindwings are similar but a lot paler. The adult moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species has been found found in Australia in
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
Australian Lepidoptera: thirty new species,
Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
Volume 1 (1894), p. 111.
(updated 11 August 2010, 3 June 2017, 7 April 2021)